Michigan Democrat in Congress Proposes Bill to Lower Gas PricesThe Congressman’s Year-Round Fuel Choice Act of 2021 would legalize the yearlong sale of E15, a variety of gasoline made with renewable corn ethanol.

Michigan Democrat in Congress Proposes Bill to Lower Gas Prices

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Congressman Dan Kildee, a Democrat representing Michigan’s 5th District, has introduced legislation that would lower gas prices for drivers across the country.

The Year-Round Fuel Choice Act of 2021 would allow for the yearlong sale of E15, a gasoline made with 15 percent renewable corn ethanol. Presently, only a 10 percent mixture called E10 is permitted to be sold year round.

“In 2019 alone, the Michigan Opioids Task Force I established found that opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 1,768 Michiganders—an average of five a day,” Whitmer added. “I am grateful to Attorney General Dana Nessel and everyone who fought hard for this settlement.”

“By allowing the year-round sale of E15 fuel, made from mid-Michigan-grown corn, we will lower gas prices for Michiganders and enhance our energy independence,” Kildee said.

Kildee’s legislation is just one of a handful of actions taken by Democrats in recent months that seeks to lower gas prices. President Biden’s release of one million barrels per day from the country’s reserves was credited with lowering prices by 13 cents. And back home in Rep. Kildee’s state of Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has backed efforts to pause the 6 percent state tax on gas.