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S. 977: NOPEC

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Would such a judicial case bring down your tab at the pump?


Gas prices are up more than 50 percent over the past year. As of this writing, AAA reports that the national average is $3.04 per gallon, versus $1.97 a year ago.

A good deal of that is due to rising demand, as people once again work from offices rather than at home, attend school in person rather than virtually, and everything from restaurants to entertainment venues reopen at full capacity.

Other causes, though, lie overseas. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a 13-member coalition of nations in the Middle East, Africa, and South America which controls about 79 percent of the world’s oil reserves. They deliberately cut production in March and April ...

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Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Mar 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 25, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 25, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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H.R. 2393 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Apr 20, 2021



Mar 25, 2021

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S. 977 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 977. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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