BEND, OR -- President Biden has called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for 90 days, through the busy summer travel season. "Whenever we fill up, we pay 18 cents in federal gas taxes," says AAA's Marie Dodds.
A so-called “holiday” for that federal tax would bring down prices at the pump, "Supporters say, ‘yes it’s much needed because even 18 cents a gallon is helpful right now when gas prices are still near record highs."
But, she says, it also means less money for federal transportation projects, "When we look at transportation infrastructure in the U.S., it gets a C to a D to an F, when it comes to safety and maintenance. "
Oregon’s state fuel tax is 38 cents a gallon.