By Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) - 06/25/13 07:29 PM ET
Remember when gas prices were under $2 a gallon? It wasn’t that long ago. In fact, the price of a gallon of gas was just $1.89 when President Obama took office in January 2009. Prices have nearly doubled since then, and today $4-a-gallon gas prices are beginning to feel like the new normal. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and the American people shouldn’t have to accept skyrocketing gas prices as simply a way of life.