Gas prices have continued to soar over the past week and a United States senator wants to see America drive down the price. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has suggested tapping into the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Menendez would like to see 50 million barrels of oil used to help lower oil prices in the country. Only two other times in history has the country tapped into the reserves. Menendez has consistently called on a move to alternative fuels as well, to break a dependence on foreign oil.