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BIDEN FAULT? House Republicans Unanimous No on Gas Gouging Bill

May 20, 2022

Bide is getting blamed for high gas prices?

A bill backed by House Democrats would give President Joe Biden authority to declare an energy emergency that would make it unlawful to increase gasoline and home energy fuel prices in an “excessive” or exploitative manner.

“At a time when people across the country are feeling the pinch at the gas pump, Congress needs to be doing all it can to bring down costs for American families,″ said Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., who co-sponsored the bill.

The measure was approved, 217-207. Republicans unanimously opposed the bill, along with four Democrats.

It now goes to the Senate, where a similar bill is pending but faces steep odds amid a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans.


  • Keith says:

    We don’t need congress wasting time on a bill that is probably filled with pork spending. Only thing that needs to be done is for the president to reverse course and revert back to Trump Admins policies that made our country energy independent and lowered our fuel cost across the board. It is a pretty simple fix, but seems complicated to some.

    • Question: then why is right wing blaming Biden? FAux News hammers him every night for gas prices, ask any Fox News watcher and you’ll find out. Obviously it sounds like that’s what you do the gas industry has 9000 leases they’re not using…. And you blamed Biden in your comment, and I can’t believe you would think the worst president ever to do a better job. Just two years ago we were sitting home without toilet paper afraid to go out while he was wandering around lying…. he knew that virus was deadly he admitted that.

      Now we are at nearly full employment a huge stimulus bill has been passed creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, with many Republicans who voted no for the bill now taking credit in their districts or states…. employment is almost full….. people receive checks in the mail, child tax credit ……what did trump do gave a tax cut to the top 1% wealthiest people in the country triggering the biggest stock buyback in the history of this nation, and the biggest gap between the wealthy and not wealthy in the history of this nation.