11 Senate Democrats Call On Biden To Relieve ‘Undue Burden’ As Gas Prices Soar


A group of 11 Senate Democrats penned a letter to President Biden Monday urging him to get a handle on sky-high gas prices.

The memo suggested the president explore options such as releasing supply from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and banning crude oil exports for the sake of giving American wallets a break.

“We agree with your recent comments at the United National Climate Change Conference (COP26) that as the United States works to boost the development of clean and renewable energy over the long-term, we must ensure that Americans are able to afford to fill up their cars at the pump in the meantime,” the letter reads.

The senators included statistics from AAA which revealed that the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is the highest it’s been since 2014 and has increased $1 per gallon since last November.

The near-dozen Democrats said rising prices have “placed an undue burden” on families and small businesses in their own home states, especially those still recovering from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the senators who signed were Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal and former presiden… (Read more)

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