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House Democrats Approve Bill to Crack Down on Gasoline Price Gouging

HeadlineMay 20, 2022

The House of Representatives has narrowly approved a bill to crack down on price gouging on gasoline. Its passage came as gas prices reached new highs this week, rising above $4 a gallon in every state. No Republicans voted in favor of the bill; they were joined by four House Democrats. Climate action groups applauded the move and called on Congress to also pass a windfall tax on fossil fuel companies that have made record profits during the pandemic. The price gouging legislation is unlikely to clear the Senate, where it would need the support of 10 Republicans to break a Republican filibuster.

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