Issue / Fuel tax

White House Endorses 3-Month Gasoline Tax Holiday

President Biden today endorsed a three-month suspension of the 18.4 cent-per-gallon federal excise tax on gasoline. The President made...

Biden Calls on Congress to Enact 3-month Gas Tax Holiday

“All this does is make the trust fund even more dependent on the general fund [for maintaining roads and bridges], as opposed to...

Annual Update: Lost Gas Tax Purchasing Power, 2021 Edition

With the related release of the final 2021 highway construction cost inflation number by the Federal Highway Administration, we can...

Amidst Record-High Gas Prices, House Passes Anti-Gouging Bill; Senate Committee Will Consider More Limited Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to make "unconscionably excessive" or "unreasonably" high gas prices illegal,...

Gasoline Prices Rise Again, Diesel Supplies Tightening in Northeast

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote next week on a bill making it a federal crime to sell gasoline at an "unconscionably...

What Is A Fuel Tax Holiday And Why It May Help

While a fuel tax holiday seems like a win all around, there are potential fallacies that could erupt for the seemingly...

Transportation Experts Skeptical Of Gas Tax Holiday As Prices Increase

“The public policy can only affect a small piece of it, which is the tax part,” Puentes said. “And so I'm just skeptical that...

Will Congress Follow State Lead and Address High Gasoline Prices?

When the House of Representatives returns the week after next, House Democratic leaders will have to decide if they want to give their...

Politicians and Experts Debate Whether Gas Tax Holidays are Worthwhile

Several Democratic U.S. senators are calling to suspend the federal gas tax. Such proposals are not a surprise, says Jeff Davis...

Just How Bad of an Idea Is a Gas Tax Holiday?

“Since the Trust Fund ran out of money in 2008, instead of raising taxes or cutting spending, Congress has chosen the path of...

Why A Gas Tax Holiday Likely Wouldn’t Make a Big Difference At The Pump

And while savings at the pump may be relatively small, you could drive a Hummer through the hole it would leave in the federal...

Vulnerable Senate D’s Propose $20B Gas Tax Holiday

With high gas prices much on the mind of voters, a group of Democratic Senators led by Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this...

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