HR 7688 - Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act - National Key Vote


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Title: Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that protects consumers from price-gouging of consumer fuels, and other purposes.



  • Prohibits any individual, during a proclaimed energy emergency, from selling a consumer fuel at a price that (Sec. 2):

    • Is unconscionably excessive; and

    • Indicates that the seller is exploiting the emergency to increase prices unreasonably.

  • Authorizes the President to issue an emergency proclamation specifying the time period and consumer field and geographic area covered by the proclamation (Sec. 2).

  • Establishes enforcement procedures for the Federal Trade Commission and state attorney generals and specifies that civil penaltis collected by the commission through such enforcement be sued to provide assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Sec. 6).