Biden asks Congress to pause gas tax to help lower record pump prices

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By Jarrett Renshaw and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax to help combat record pump prices and provide temporary relief for American families this summer. “We can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief,” Biden said in a White House address. The president also urged states to temporarily suspend state fuel taxes, which are often higher than federal rates, the official said, and will challenge major oil companies to bring ideas on how to bring …

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