U.S. President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to end tax subsidies for oil companies, as gas prices continue to rise. Mr. Obama said during his weekly address Saturday, he expects Congress to vote in a few weeks on ending $4 billion in tax subsidies to profit-making oil companies. In the Republican address, Congressman Cory Gardner criticized President Obama for using part of his $800 billion stimulus package to support energy companies that went bankrupt. Gardner says high gas prices are symptoms of the administration’s failed stimulus policies.
From the VOA News Center in Washington, this is Joe Paulker.
鉴于油价的持续上涨，美国总统巴拉克.奥巴马再次向国会提出了终止石油公司税收补贴的提案。奥巴马在其每周六的讲话中称，他希望国会能在几周内，投票通过 停止向盈利的石油公司发放 40亿美元税收补贴的议案。在共和党的演讲中，国会议员Cory Gardner批评奥巴马将8000亿美元刺激方案中的部分资金用于支持破产的能源企业。他说，高油价现象正是政府刺激方案失败的表现。