At least one Democratic senator has signaled he’s currently not on board with President Joe Biden’s plan to call for a federal gas tax holiday.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) revealed on Wednesday that he has not signed on to the idea.
“I’m not a yes right now, that’s for sure,” Manchin told an ABC News reporter ahead of Biden’s Wednesday announcement.
“Now, to do that and put another hole into the budget is something that is very concerning to me, and people need to understand that 18 cents is not going to be straight across the board — it never has been that you’ll see in 18 cents exactly penny-for-penny come off of that price,” he added.
Biden’s call for a three-month pause on the nation’s federal gas tax was presented as a way to fight “Putin’s price hike.” The move would cut the cost of unleaded gas by 18 cents per gallon and diesel by 24 cents per gallon.
“President Biden understands that a gas tax holiday alone will not, on its own, relieve the run…