Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Rep. Norcross Calls for Temporary Suspension of Gas Taxes to Provide Working Families Relief at the Pump

Mar 7, 2022
News Release

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) called for a temporary gas tax holiday to help protect American consumers from spikes in energy prices due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

“That 80% of Americans say we should stop buying Russian oil in the name of defending democracy proves the depth of our support for the Ukrainian people.

“We support our friends in Ukraine in their fight for freedom. We must also act to protect the pocketbooks of working- and middle-class families here at home.

“We should temporarily suspend the state and federal gas tax and continue full funding of the highway and transportation trust accounts to protect South Jersey families at the pump and preserve jobs, saving New Jersey taxpayers over 60 cents per gallon.

“As we exit two brutal years of the COVID pandemic and Ukrainian crisis continues to unfold, America must maintain our commitment to rebuilding our infrastructure and economy with good family-sustaining jobs, ever mindful that we need to have fuel prices that people can afford to get to their workplace.”