Originally published by David Enterprise–
On Thursday, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, along with Reps. John Larson, D-Ct., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., introduced the Gas Rebate Act of 2022 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation, which is meant to address high gas prices, would send Americans an energy rebate of $100 per month — plus and additional $100 for each dependent — for each month for the rest of 2022 in which the national average gas price exceeds $4 per gallon.
Thompson is running this year to represent California’s new 4th district, which includes Davis and most of Yolo County, in the House of Representatives. The Democratic members of Congress introduced the gas rebate legislation weeks after gas prices, already elevated, surged to their highest in more a decade, topping $6 per gallon in much of California. (According to AAA, today’s national average gas price is $4.27.)