In a surprise move, the Trump administration on Tuesday will give the average American $20 in free energy and gas assistance, with an additional $20 rebate for individuals and businesses.
The federal government will also offer free energy testing, energy-saving appliances and other free energy aid to all families and small businesses.
President Donald Trump’s administration will also waive an additional 10 percent tax on gasoline and diesel.
The move is expected to help fuel economic growth in the 2018 midterms and beyond.
President Trump signed the executive order Tuesday morning.
He made the announcement in a speech on the steps of the White House.
He praised the efforts of the Trump Administration, the American Automobile Association and other groups.
“We’ve been here before, and we know how to handle this,” Trump said.
“We know how you handle this.
We know how we can deal with this.””
Today we are announcing that we are opening up $10 in free, clean energy assistance to the American people,” the president said.
The move is one of a series of moves by the Trump team to help businesses and households.
The president said in the speech Tuesday that “every family, every business, every small business, and every small-business owner” will receive a rebate for energy efficiency.
The Obama administration capped the rebate at $10.50 per gallon, and Trump has proposed a $50-per-gallon tax credit.
Trump’s proposal will be included in a federal tax plan to be released later this month.
“If we can get our small businesses and small-employer businesses to invest in energy efficiency and get it to their customers, that’s what the American economy is all about,” Trump continued.
“And that’s why we’re going to do this.”
The president has promised to make the economy “faster and stronger” with the aid.
“The government is going to make your business and your household more efficient, and you’re going be rewarded,” Trump declared.
“It will save you money, and it will give you energy savings,” he added.
“That’s how you grow our economy.”