Sacramento Democrats today announced the creation of a Select Committee on Gas Supply and Pricing. Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee Vince Fong (R-Kern County) issued the following statement:
“Californians are being crushed at the gas pump and are demanding immediate relief. Instead of suspending the state’s gas tax, Sacramento Democrats are creating a committee?
“Enough with the political antics, suspend the gas tax now.
“And the Governor has the power to increase domestic oil supply to reduce California’s foreign dependence on energy. All he needs is the political will to do so. California energy production by Californians for Californians is common sense.”
Please note: According to AAA, the average gas price in California is $6.398 per gallon. A year ago, Californians were paying $4.234.
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Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 34thAssembly District, encompassing most of Kern County including the communities of Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, China Lake, Frazier Park, Golden Hills, Inyokern, Lebec, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Taft, and Tehachapi.