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

Introduced:

Jun 26, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

Collin Peterson

Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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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.

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History

Jun 26, 2008
 
Introduced

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Jun 26, 2008
 
Passed House

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Details

Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (22D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes
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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