Vulnerable Democrats press Pelosi to reverse rejection of gas tax holiday

By Mike Lillies, The Hill – April 29, 2022

Embattled Democrats are pushing back on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) decision to reject a gas tax holiday, urging party leaders to reconsider a proposal as lawmakers take a beating over sky-high gas prices.

The grumbling is especially pronounced among lawmakers facing tough reelection contests in November, who are eager to bring home a policy they say would provide tangible and immediate savings for drivers at the pump.

As the summer driving season quickly approaches, they’re not disguising their dismay with their own leadership’s argument that the tax holiday would prove ineffective. 

Slotkin and Kildee are in “toss up” races, as are three other co-sponsors of the bill: Reps. Angie Craig (Minn.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.) and Kim Schrier (Wash.). Two other co-sponsors — Reps. Josh Harder (Calif.) and Dina Titus (Nev.) — are also considered by Cook to be vulnerable.

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