While many Americans are having to adjust their spending habits to pay for higher fuel prices, some on Capitol Hill, like Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, are now calling on our government to make a similar sacrifice and reduce the federal gas tax. Comments Congresswoman Bachmann: “These gut-wrenching prices at the pump are hurting every sector of our economy, and they’re hurting poor and middle class Americans the most. Republican House leaders announced an initiative to get the ‘No More Excuses Energy Act’ onto the House floor for a vote. The bill takes action to expand U.S. refinery capacity, unlock America’s home grown energy reserves, and encourage the use of clean, alternative energy.”