House passes bill to create oil antitrust task force within DOJ

05/26/2008
The US House passed, by a vote of 324 to 84, a bill that would create a new oil antitrust task force within the Department of Justice. Supporters of HR 6074, which also would give DOJ authority to sue foreign oil cartels for violating US antitrust laws, included 103 Republicans, according to its sponsor Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.).“Until we finally have an energy policy other than drill-and-burn, this bill will begin to set things right for the American people,” Kagan said following the vote. “We cannot drill or grow our way out of this energy crisis. We must begin to think differently in America. That includes loosening the stranglehold other nations have on our economy a...
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