U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement as gas prices rose to nearly $5 per gallon in Michiana.

“As gas reaches nearly $5 per gallon in Michiana, Hoosier families are feeling pain at the pump and beyond. In Indiana and across the country, Americans are being forced to make tough choices every day while fuel prices jump to new records. When we need them most, our vital farmers and truck drivers are getting crushed by out-of-control diesel costs.

“On the campaign trail, the president promised to kill America’s booming energy industry – and now he has delivered a cruel ‘incredible transition’ to skyrocketing fuel costs. Instead of pipelines, the Biden Administration has given us delusional pipe dreams. This summer, the American people will pay a steep cost for Joe Biden’s War on Energy.”

In La Porte, Ind., gas prices rose to $4.99 per gallon. Today the national average for gas hit another new high of $4.62 per gallon, according to AAA data.