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Summer is in swing, which means more travel and … high gas prices! In fact, over Memorial Day weekend, the average U.S. price hit a record high of $4.60 per gallon.
On May 25, Americans for Prosperity-Illinois helped ease the pain for consumers in Peoria, Illinois by paying the difference between what gas prices were on that day and what they were in January 2021 when President Joe Biden took office.
Word spread quickly until lines stretched for blocks. AFP and station owners even got assistance from local authorities to direct traffic.
Americans want answers about high prices. A poll recently conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for AFP found most individuals surveyed agreed that government policies and regulations have caused price increases.
Congressman Darin LaHood agreed, and said Washington could help.
Stopped by Beachler’s in Peoria for an event @afpillinois hosted to highlight the impact of gas prices & inflation under President Biden, with prices rolled back to $2.38. It’s past time for the Biden Admin to unleash our energy independence to reduce costs for Illinois families. pic.twitter.com/O29lM4tKRB
— Darin LaHood (@RepLaHood) May 25, 2022
“We’ve got to open up that oil production, there’s a way to do that and get back to energy independence,” Congressman LaHood told 25 News. “This is the number one issue when I come back to Peoria: gas and groceries, which are directly affected by the high cost of fuel.”
The day after the Peoria event, AFP arrived in Springfield to provide much-needed relief to consumers there by offering gas at $2.38 per gallon.
AFP was joined by Congressman Rodney Davis who talked to the local media and customers about the need for the Biden administration to expedite permits for energy exploration and to approve infrastructure projects such as the Keystone Pipeline.
Congressman Davis said enacting these policies would help families find relief and get prices back to where they were before President Biden took office.
— kentstrang (@kentstrang) May 26, 2022
The sign showing $2.38 generated lot of skepticism at first. Residents were astonished. For many, however, the surprise quickly turned to emotion because they would not have to choose between gas and groceries or other products their family needs.
As KPVI-6 News reported, together the Illinois events brought relief to hundreds of consumers.
— kentstrang (@kentstrang) May 27, 2022
Washington’s reckless spending and excessive regulations have Illinoisans paying more for everyday goods.
See how Americans for Prosperity is lowering the cost of gas across the country.