Congressman Ed Whitfield says he is concerned about rising gasoline prices that’s affecting all Americans.
According to Congressman Ed Whitfield, gas prices have steadily increased over the years and reported that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Kentucky is $3.66 compared to $3.47 last year.
Furthermore, Congressman Whitfield claims when President Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2009, the average price of gas across the nation was about $1.80 per gallon and in three years under President Obama’s administration, the average gas price went up almost $2.00 per gallon.
Whitfield says he’s concerned that rising gas prices will have a direct impact on food and groceries and that the pocketbooks of most Americans have suffered enough due to the economy.
Congressman Whitfield, who is also the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power recently held a hearing to discuss the issue of rising gas prices and what could be done to lower prices.
Whitfield also stated that if citizens wanted to see reduced gas prices, economic growth, job growth and a stronger national security, President Obama needed to support an all-of the-above energy plan, which would allow advancing domestic oil production in places like Alaska and off the coasts.