Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • DRIVERLESS VEHICLES
  • ALTERNATIVE FUELS
  • GASOLINE PRICES
Winning Issue » GASOLINE PRICES


About 70% of the gasoline sold in the U.S. is produced by just five oil companies. It is estimated they have recorded at least a trillion dollars in profits since 2002 and most, if not all, have posted 100% profit increases during this time. These corporations also continue reap billions in annual taxpayer subsidies. Consumer advocates claim that for many years, oil companies have maintained high gasoline prices by engaging in uncompetitive behaviors such as collusion, price fixing and consumer price gouging. They say fuel prices have only recently decreased because of a nearly-unprecedented glut of crude oil on the world market, much of it from newly-developed shale oil fields in North Dakota and Texas. They claim low fuel prices will only last until the market stabilizes, after which prices will likely rebound. Since 1973, oil companies have been banned from exporting crude oil abroad, but this ban did not prohibit exports of refined petroleum products. Critics claim oil companies use this loophole to export about 4 million gallons of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel each day, increasing the cost of domestic fuels. Oil companies now wish to repeal the export ban altogether in order to sell crude oil on the world market. The Obama administration has recently agreed to allow these sales. Opponents wish to reinstitute the crude oil export ban and expand it to include refined petroleum products.


Pending Legislation: None




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current gasoline price policy, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to only accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of federal lands (including submerged lands) from bidders certifying that all crude oil produced under such leases, and all refined petroleum products made from such crude oil, shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.1190 - Keep America's Oil Here Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Edward Markey (MA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to only accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of federal lands (including submerged lands) from bidders certifying that all crude oil produced under such leases, and all refined petroleum products made from such crude oil, shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.1190 - Keep America's Oil Here Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Edward Markey (MA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
April 2, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
April 15, 2020
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April 9, 2020


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