Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act

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The bill, which was introduced June 23, 2008, hopes to protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels, and for other purposes.[1]


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House of Representatives Action


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Scored vote

Scorecard: Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 1}}}

Description:

"Vote on Rush motion that would criminalize "price gouging" on fuels in areas that experience an "energy emergency." The pro-growth vote was "nay" because "price gouging" isn't defined in this proposal and it could lead to price controls and shortages. Passed 284-141."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca.php)

Scored vote

Scorecard: FreedomWorks 2007 House Votes

Org. position: {{{Vote position 2}}}

Description:

"This legislation would make it a federal crime to sell oil or gas at a price that is considered “unconscionably excessive” or that “takes unfair advantage” of current market conditions. It would result in an unreasonable government interference with the market by setting prices based on what the government thinks they should be rather than what the market dictates. While something must be done to address the high cost of fuel, this kind of government intervention would do more to exacerbate the problem than solve it. “Nay” votes are scored."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007_house.php?state=0&submit=Go)

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 3}}}

Description:

"Impose penalties for price-gouging on gasoline sales. May 23. (284-141; 284 votes required in this case to pass the bill under suspension of the rules)"

(Original scorecard available at http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm


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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay

Description:

"Bar price-gouging for fuels in areas with an energy emergency. June 24. (276-146; 282 votes required in this case to pass under suspension of the rules)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)

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References

  1. Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act on [1].

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