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S. 3920: Gas Price Gouging Prevention Act

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Right now, federal law only prevents price gouging for a few items — should gas be one of them?


On March 8,President Joe Biden signed an executive order banning the import of Russian oil and gas, in response to the Russian military’s attempted invasion of Ukraine. Three days later, the average U.S. gas price reached a new record $4.33 per gallon, beating the previous record set back in 2008.

Almost all members of Congress across both parties supported Biden’s executive order, which Congress subsequently codified into law through the Ending Importation of Russian Oil Act that passed 100–0 in the Senate and 413–9 in the House.

But while the Russian oil import ban was the immediate cause of record-high prices that specific week, other …

Sponsor and status

Tammy Duckworth

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Length: 10 pages
Mar 24, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 24, 2022

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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 24, 2022

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