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Issue Position: Cutting Gasoline and Home Heating Oil Prices

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"Rising oil and gas prices are squeezing the household budgets of Vermonters. With 50 cents of every gallon of gas sold going to line the pockets of energy speculators, we need to put a federal cop on the beat and rein in casino-style energy gambling on Wall Street."

Congressman Welch:

-Is leading the fight in the House to crack down on energy market speculators who drive up gasoline and fuel prices;

-Wrote legislation to fully fund the federal agency responsible for policing energy markets;

-Strongly supports releasing federal oil reserves to provide immediate relief for consumers at the gas pump; and

-Fighting to fully fund low-income heating assistance.


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