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H.R. 3275: PUMP Act of 2021

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The bill’s sponsors say the gasoline tax should be a nonrenewable resource.


Gas prices are rising considerably. As of this writing, the national average for regular gasoline is $3.15 per gallon, up about 44 percent from a year ago and also the highest average price since October 2014.

Whenever you fill up at the pump, a federal gas tax of 18.3 cents per gallon is applied for regular gasoline, or 24.3 cents per gallon for diesel. That money is put towards the Highway Trust Fund, which repairs and maintains the interstate highway system.

To provide relief to consumers amid recent surging gas prices, some states have considered temporarily suspending their state gas tax, as Georgia did in May. Now some members of Congress believe the …

Sponsor and status

Yvette Herrell

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Length: 3 pages
May 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 17, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 17, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 17, 2021

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H.R. 3275 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3275. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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