With rising gas prices causing economic and political angst, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday sent a letter to President Biden urging him to work with Congress to temporarily pause the federal gas tax.
"Americans are feeling the pain at the pump," Whitmer writes."This month, gas reached $5 a gallon nationwide. For working families in Michigan from Macomb to Marquette who are facing rising prices on everyday expenses, this is unsustainable.
"While the causes are varied, from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia to ongoing supply chain challenges, the pain being felt by people is tangible. We have all seen it, heard it, or felt it ourselves. I am grateful to you for releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, but we must do more to help families."
"I write to you today to urge you to work with Congress to temporarily pause the federal gas tax. In March, I led a group of governors to support of this proposal."
Biden on Monday said he's seriously considering a pause on the tax as the White House looks for ways to lower gas prices before the July 4 holiday.