Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton has introduced a bill that would establish a federal gas tax holiday, but her Democratic colleagues have not joined her, and economists and transportation lobbyists continue to vehemently oppose the idea.

The New York Democrat's bill, S. 2971, would halt the federal 18.4-cent gas tax from Memorial Day through Labor Day and would make up for the lost revenue by imposing a temporary windfall profits tax on oil companies.

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