Republican Bill Will Provide Gas Tax Relief, Establish Freeze on Taxpayer-Funded Earmarks
Congressman John Boehner
May 8, 2008
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued the following statement:
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced his co-sponsorship today of the Gas Tax Relief and Earmark Moratorium Act. The legislation, authored by Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan (R-WI), would suspend the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax this summer and provide a corresponding freeze on all taxpayer-funded earmarks. Savings from the earmarks freeze also would be applied toward deficit reduction. Boehner issued the following statement on the Ryan bill:
"Since Democrats refuse to lead on gas prices and earmark reform - top priorities of the American people - Republicans will. …
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