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DEMOCRATS STEP UP ATTACK ON BIG OIL: Democrats stepped up efforts this morning to pin blame for high gas prices on oil executives. 

At a press conference this morning outside the Capitol with other members and environmentalist groups, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted oil executives as colluding to raise prices – noting the Federal Trade Commission allegations that former Pioneer Natural Resources founder Scott Sheffield coordinated with OPEC+ competitors on production. 

“Instead of working to lower gas prices for Americans ahead of a busy Memorial Day weekend, Big Oil executives are huddling to find ways to keep prices high and their profits soaring,” Schumer said. 

Schumer said that he will be sending a letter to the DOJ next week calling for the department to investigate and prosecute “collusion and price fixing” that he says may have increased energy costs. 

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