Schumer speaks on increasing gas prices

NEW YORK N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York Senator and majority leader is talking about how the increase has affected Americans.

"When gas prices go up families pinch and pinch and pinch. Less money for groceries, less money for everyday expenses, less money for the high cost of prescription drugs, which we’re trying to do something about in our Build Back Better Bill," Schumer said.

Gas prices in Rochester are well over $3.00 per gallon, according to Gas Buddy.

Schumer says one solution the Biden administration could take would be tapping into emergency petroleum reserves to lower the prices.