H.R. 6377 (110th): Energy Markets Emergency Act of 2008


Jun 26, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 26, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Collin Peterson

Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2008
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to utilize all its authority, including its emergency powers, to curb immediately the role of excessive speculation in any contract market within the jurisdiction and control of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, on or through which energy futures or swaps are traded, and to eliminate excessive speculation, price distortion, sudden or unreasonable fluctuations or unwarranted changes in prices, or other unlawful activity that is causing major market disturbances that prevent the market from accurately reflecting the forces of supply and demand for energy commodities.

Summary (CRS)

6/26/2008--Passed House without amendment.Energy Markets Emergency Act of 2008 - Directs the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to utilize all its authority, including its emergency powers, to:(1) curb immediately the ... Read more >

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Jun 26, 2008

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Jun 26, 2008
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6377”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


22 cosponsors (22D) (show)
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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 26, 2008 5:36 p.m.
Passed 402/19

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S. 3205 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2008

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