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House Passes Resolution Denouncing ‘Detrimental’ Carbon Tax

"A carbon tax would increase the average family’s costs by $1,900 a year."

By NTK Staff | 07.19.2018 @3:30pm
House Passes Resolution Denouncing ‘Detrimental’ Carbon Tax

The United States House of Representatives, in a bipartisan vote of 229-180, passed a nonbinding measure to denounce a carbon tax on Thursday.

The resolution, which was sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), stated that a carbon tax “would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.”

The Hill reported:

“Seven Democrats broke with their caucus to vote “yes”: Reps. Sanford Bishop (Ga.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Vicente González (Texas), Conor Lamb (Pa.), Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), who is running for the Senate.”

“Believe me, there are some people in Washington that are talking about trying to bring a carbon tax. To act like, ‘Oh, there’s no talk about it at all.’ Clearly, there are people here in this chamber that want to impose a carbon tax,” Scalise said on the House Floor. “Let’s be clear about how devastating that would be to the American people.”

Scalise then cited research stating, “a carbon tax would increase the average family’s costs by $1,900 a year.”

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