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Jun 26, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
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.
Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2008
Length: 6 pages
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.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 6377 — 110th Congress: Energy Markets Emergency Act of 2008. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr6377
“H.R. 6377 — 110th Congress: Energy Markets Emergency Act of 2008.” www.GovTrack.us. 2008. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr6377>
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