Gas Tax Press Conference May 2022

Assembly Republicans gathered in front of a local gas station ahead of a pivotal vote to suspend the gas tax. For the third time this year, Democrats struck down any efforts to lower gas prices as they continue to escalate. Ahead of Memorial Day weekend travel, Republicans wanted to put forward a bipartisan solution that would have passed on savings to consumers at the pump, though Democrats continued to play party politics and were not in favor of hearing this legislation on the floor.

Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) was joined by colleagues Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin), Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R- Laguna Niguel), Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine), and Assemblyman Thurston Smith (R-Apple Valley) in front of a Sacramento gas station to discuss bipartisan proposal AB 2547 ahead of a vote on the Assembly floor that took place this morning. This legislation would have suspended the gas tax for one year and require that all revenue generated by the tax be passed on directly to the consumer.