The “Gasoline Misery Index” from the Metro Business Daily Network details the direct impact record-high gas prices have had on consumers across the United States.
Since President Joe Biden took office, prices of gas and other goods and services have continued to increase, as many peaked after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In an effort led by Senator and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), several Democrat Senators in battleground states have signed on to a bill that would suspend the gas tax until 2023.
The Gas Prices Relief Act would lower prices at the pump as gas prices rise to nearly a decade high in a crucial election season.
Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) on Thursday introduced a bill to suspend the federal gas tax through the end of the year, amid surging prices due to inflation.
The legislation, known as the Gas Prices Relief Act, would terminate the 18 cents per gallon gas tax that individuals pay, temporarily lowering the prices for consumers.