Republicans blame the Biden administration for rising fuel prices in the US.
WASHINGTON – The national average for a gallon of gasoline nationwide reached $ 3.39 on Wednesday, more than $ 1.24 more than this time last year.
Republicans are blaming the Biden administration, labeling it “the Biden energy crisis,” but the administration says the pump is the result of a global fuel shortage.
Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso says consumers are currently spending about $ 25 more each time they fill up their tanks. He and other Senate Republicans say Pres. Biden should focus on making energy more affordable here at home.
“It will produce more jobs that will help lower prices, and I think it will make the world less dependent on countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia for our most basic energy needs,” said Republican Senator John Cornyn from Texas.
On Wednesday, Florida Sen. Rick Scott introduced the Gas Prices Act, which would require the Energy Information Administration to track how federal regulations and policies impact the price of oil and gas.
White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki says the president plans to address his concerns when he travels abroad this weekend.