Evers, four other governors, urge Congress to suspend federal gas tax

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax as prices at the pump continue to rise.

Evers, along with the governors of Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, wrote a letter urging Congress to halt the tax, which is 18.4 cents per gallon, until 2023.

In the letter, they called on Congressional leaders to pass the Gas Prices Relief Act, legislation they said would slow down rising gas prices while allowing the federal government to invest in infrastructure.

“I know folks and families are feeling the pressure of everyday costs going up,” Evers said in a statement. “Wisconsinites can’t wait for relief—they need help today.”

According to AAA, the average gas price in Wisconsin as of Tuesday was $3.942. The national average was $4.173.