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U.S. Senate's no. 2 Republican says gas tax holiday 'dead on arrival'

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's request that Congress pass a three-month suspension of the federal gasoline tax "is dead on arrival," U.S. Senator John Thune, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, said on Wednesday.

"What the administration, of course, is coming up with is yet another gimmick, another Band-Aid and something they know is dead on arrival up here in Congress," Thune said. (Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)