The disaster in Texas is the latest example of why we need federal legislation to protect consumers from price gouging. We're hearing reports of ridiculous prices on everything from bottled water to hotel rooms. While Texas and 36 other states have laws that are generally supposed to kick in when there's a disaster declaration, enforcement is often difficult without the teeth of the federal government.
That's why we need Congress to pass legislation to prohibit price gouging that takes advantage of consumers during times of desperation. Send a message to Congress now, telling them to pass price-gouging legislation.