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Reps. Scalise and McKinley reintroduce resolution declaring carbon tax would harm U.S. economy

The Republican lawmakers said that a carbon tax would cause higher prices for consumers.

Updated: May 17, 2021 - 4:16pm

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Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and David McKinley of West Virginia have reintroduced a resolution opposing a carbon tax.

The resolution, which the lawmakers have introduced each Congress since 2013, declares that "it is the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States."

The Republican lawmakers said that a carbon tax would cause higher prices for consumers.

"Imposing a carbon tax would be devastating to our nation's economy and hurt American families. It is a regressive tax that would disproportionately impact working families, raising the price of gas, electricity and virtually every consumer product," McKinley said.

“Since taking office, President Biden has made clear his intentions to destroy American energy dominance and impose job-killing tax hikes on American families and small businesses," Scalise said. "Speaker Pelosi's liberal lieutenants continue to threaten the imposition of a devastating carbon tax, which would increase the cost of everything from electricity and gasoline to food and everyday household products that hard-working families buy. With the reintroduction of my anti-carbon tax resolution with Congressman McKinley, all members of Congress will have the opportunity to be on record opposing a costly, job-killing carbon tax that would devastate families and jeopardize America's energy security.”

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