Dems divided over federal gas tax suspension

THE HILL — A proposal to suspend the federal gas tax is gaining political momentum among Senate Democrats who are worried that high gas prices will hurt them in the midterm election.

The measure sponsored by Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), who both face competitive re-election races, would suspend the 18.4-cent-per-gallon federal gas tax until January.