Lawmakers Debate Fuel Prices

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Facing growing public anger over gas prices hovering around $4-dollars-a-gallon, lawmakers in Washington may be feeling the heat..

Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and other Democrats now want to target oil market speculators -- whom they accuse of driving up prices as well as their own profits.  Those oil prices fell for the third day in a row today, falling below $130-dollars a barrel for the first time in a month -- after President Bush lifted an executive order prohibiting off shore drilling on Monday.

Still some in the majority quickly took credit for the falling prices.  Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio claimed "speculators are reading the tea leaves," fearful Congress will come after them and their profits.

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