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House Passes Fuel Price Gouging Bill

May 19, 2022

Legislation that aims to expand federal provisions against price gouging in the marketplace for gasoline and other fuels passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 19.

By a 217 to 207 party-line vote, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act advanced to the U.S. Senate where it appears unlikely to be approved ahead of Memorial Day, a holiday linked to the start of the busy summer driving season. Senate leaders have not scheduled a vote on the bill.

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