The Russell Group President Randy Russell says a federal gas tax suspension is not likely to get much support in Congress. Key Democrats criticized this concept in the past. “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi deadpanned it in the past; former President Obama in 2008 called it a gimmick. I think it has a steep road ahead and I doubt it becomes law.” The infrustructure bill signed into law earlier this year included reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund, funded by the gas tax. “I think they have explaining to do on that point as well as the fact gas prices started rising well before the Ukrainian war.”
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