Support For Scalise Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution Continues To Grow

Feb 25, 2016 Issues: Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after 22 free-market groups joined him in support of his anti-carbon tax congressional resolution, H.Con.Res.89:

“A national energy tax would cripple America’s economy, raise electricity bills, and cost families more money when they fill up at the pump,” Rep. Scalise said. “I’m glad that nearly two dozen free-market groups have joined the growing army that supports my legislation to halt President Obama's proposed job-killing carbon tax. Since day one, the Obama Administration has waged an all-out war against American energy, and I’m proud that House Republicans have fought them every step of the way. I will continue to do everything in my power to combat this President’s radical and misguided global warming agenda.” 

Click here to read the letter of support

Scalise leadership in fighting the Administration’s detrimental national energy tax:

-Rep. Scalise first introduced the anti-carbon tax resolution in the 113th Congress. The House passed a version of the measure on August 8, 2013 as an amendment to the REINS Act. Passage of the amendment marks the first time the House has gone on record opposing a carbon tax.

-On October 30, 2015, Rep. Scalise introduced H.Con.Res.89 in the 114th Congress. 

-Click here to read the text of Scalise’s anti-carbon tax resolution