Committee Vote Set on Legislation to Stop Backdoor National Energy Tax that Will Drive Up Gas Prices, Destroy Jobs
Congressman John Boehner
March 14, 2011
This week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee will vote on the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910), Pledge to America legislation to stop the EPA from implementing the Obama Administration’s backdoor national energy tax that will drive up gas prices further and destroy American jobs. The Energy Tax Prevention Act is a critical part of the GOP’s American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort to address gas prices and create jobs, in part, by stopping the onerous government regulations that are driving up prices. In a hearing on the Energy Tax Prevention Act earlier this month, U.S. job creators and economists underscored the need to protect American jobs from the potentially devastating impact of the EPA’s backdoor national energy tax:
According to a report released by the Heritage Foundation, the EPA’s backdoor national energy tax could result in “[a]nnual job losses [that] exceed 800,000 for several years.” As Subcommittee on Energy & Power Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) warns: “The EPA is pursuing a dramatic shift in our nation’s energy and environmental policy that would send shock waves through our economy.”
On Wednesday, Republicans will host a forum to give America’s job creators the opportunity to share their ideas for creating new, private-sector jobs. Republicans are listening, and will continue pushing for legislation, like the Energy Tax Prevention Act, to rein in the onslaught of job-crushing regulations coming out of Washington.
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