Lombardi: Suspend Federal Gas Tax Reopen Keystone Pipeline
Manhattan, IL/March 9, 2022… Today, Jack Lombardi, Republican Congressional candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District called for a suspension of the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon as consumers in the 14th District and throughout America are faced with record gas prices. Lombardi renewed his call to reopen the Keystone XL Pipeline and noted that he is the first candidate in the race who called for this. In the 14th District, Lombardi noted gas prices had jumped 80 cents per gallon in the last week with no relief in sight. Unless we bring relief at the gas pump, gas prices along with the Biden inflation will lead to a recession. Lombardi said he supports the ban on Russian oil that was imposed but as usual with the Biden Administration it was too little and too late with no strategy for fallout. He said rather than beg rogue regimes like Venezuela and Iran to pump more oil, the Biden Administration should lift restrictions on American consumers and reinstate the Keystone Pipeline. Yet Biden will not do so, Lombardi said for fear offending the radicals in his own Party.
“Americans need immediate relief at the gas pump and that is why I am calling for a suspension of the federal gas tax throughout 2022, and reopening the Keystone XL Pipeline” said Jack Lombardi. “There is no reason that the American consumer should suffer because of Joe Biden’s failed policies.
“Joe Biden should have banned Russian oil on the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and simultaneously lifted restrictions on American oil producers,” continued Lombardi. “Yet as usual with Joe Biden it was too little too late, and the American consumer is paying the price.
“Rather than unleash American oil producers, Biden turns to Venezuela and Iran for oil,” concluded Lombardi. “That is insanity. All because he is afraid of to stand up to the radicals in his own Party and the Green New Deal.”
Lombardi’s story is that of an ordinary Chicagoan with exceptional zeal who broke the norm, building a better life with the resources he had at hand. Today, he is a successful businessman with vast experience in leading diverse teams to a common goal of success.
A natural entrepreneur, Lombardi earned his first money at age 8 selling soda on a neighborhood street corner. He started his first business, Lombardi Trucking, by age 22 and has never looked back. Currently, Lombardi owns Chicago’s premiere digital marketing company and runs multiple internet companies.
Born and bred on Chicago’s southwest side, Lombardi went to nearby St. Laurence High School and later attended Northwestern Business College. He is proud to be the husband of Sharon Lombardi and father of his son Jack III and daughter, Summer.