Senator Brian Jones welcomes call by President Biden to suspend the federal and state gas taxes

“Biden gets it, why don’t Newsom and CA Dem legislative leaders?”

California State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) today issued the following statement in support of President Joe Biden’s call for suspension of federal and state gasoline taxes:

“Today marks the one-year anniversary of California State Senate and Assembly Republicans calling for a state gas tax suspension. I am encouraged that President Biden has endorsed our efforts and supports suspending the federal gas tax,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones. “By suspending both the federal and state gas taxes, California’s gas prices would immediately be reduced by about 70 cents per gallon. Californians are struggling to pay on average about $6.40 per gallon and need direct relief. This is not a partisan issue. President Biden gets it, yet the wealthy Democrat Governor Newsom and California Democrat legislative leaders still don’t. Suspending the state gas tax would cost less than 10% of the nearly $100 billion surplus. I really don’t understand their greed, arrogance, and lack of compassion on this issue.”