The dog and pony show in the U.S. Senate that consisted mainly of a bunch of sanctimonious politicians wasting the time of the oil company executives and the tax payers' money was a disgrace. Many of those senators are career politicians feeding at the public trough and have their cars and gasoline furnished by the tax payers. Yet, they have the gall to complain about oil company profits and threaten a windfall profits tax.
Raising taxes on the oil companies will result in higher gasoline prices, not lower prices. The problem with high gas prices is a supply and demand problem. Congress has little or no control over demand but they do have the vital control over supply and it is their refusal to allow drilling in Alaska and the Gulf that has diminished supply as it relates to demand. And none of the three running for the office of president are in favor of drilling for more oil either.