“By suspending the 18% federal gas tax for the next 90 days, we can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief,” Biden said Wednesday at the White House.

He called on states to do the same because many of them have budget surpluses thanks to the federal pandemic stimulus

he asked gas stations and refineries to pass on "every penny" of the savings to customers.

When Republican lawmakers criticized Biden for his handling of gas prices, the president responded by pinning the blame on the recent increase in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.