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Biden expected to call on Wednesday for suspending the federal gas tax, source says

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - U.s. President Joe Biden is expected on Wednesday to call for temporarily suspending the 18.4-cents a gallon federal tax on gasoline, a source briefed on the plan told Reuters on Tuesday.

Biden disclosed Monday he was considering whether to call for a pause in the tax, as the United States struggles to tackle soaring gasoline prices and inflation. A gas tax holiday faces significant opposition in Congress, including among many Democrats. The plan was reported earlier by Punchbowl News. The White House declined to comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Eric Beech)