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Consumer Alert! A few House Republicans have introduced a bill that would immediately hike gas and electricity costs for all American families, manufacturers, and businesses.
The bill, introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and co-sponsored by Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8) and Francis Rooney (FL-19), would implement an economy-wide carbon tax, raising gas prices and increasing energy expenses for American families.  It would also create a new tax on many of the imported goods we rely on, but that’s not all.
The carbon tax would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine which manufacturers must pay the tax, giving the federal government power to pick winners and losers in the market and creating extreme regulatory uncertainty. All this with little or no benefit to the environment. But where’s our money from the new tax revenue going? That’s up to the federal government too.
We need your help to fight against the carbon tax! Tell your Representative that a carbon tax would be detrimental to all Americans!

What They're Saying in the Media

Americans can’t afford a carbon tax

September 11, 2018

Bad policy should always be openly debated, but bad and ineffective policy should be universally rejected. If a carbon tax can’t halt or even slow rising temperatures, why would we impose such a heavy cost on consumers and the economy?

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Carbon tax isn’t helpful

September 10, 2018

Rep. Poliquin is right in his opposition to a carbon tax and noted in a letter last month that a carbon tax is regressive and would adversely impact the most vulnerable, including, “the young, the poor, the elderly and those living on fixed incomes.”

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Commentary: Utah can’t afford a new energy tax

August 6, 2018

A carbon tax is poor public policy and the Curbelo-Fitzpatrick bill would be detrimental to our state. It would increase the cost of most kinds of energy — namely, the kinds that American families, truckers and businesses rely on every day — and would unfairly burden many unrelated industries to pay for our highway system.

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Sorry, GOP Rep. Curbelo: A Carbon Tax Is Not a Conservative Policy

July 26, 2018

A carbon tax, in contrast, is an economic depressant. It is a direct assault on investment and job creation in the mining and energy-intensive manufacturing industries, leeches hundreds of dollars annually out of household budgets, and makes the U.S. economy in general less competitive by increasing production and transportation costs.

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A carbon tax would be a costly failure

July 25, 2018

Economic realities will likely doom a carbon tax to fail. Economies are complex instruments that always defy central planners, derailing even the best-laid plans. Policymakers must steer clear of this poorly thought out proposal that will achieve little at a gargantuan cost.

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Hang onto your wallets, Floridians. Gas prices may be about to skyrocket | Opinion

July 20, 2018

The current American energy boom is ushering in a new era of economic opportunity. The U.S. is poised to become a net energy exporter — which means more American jobs, lower energy prices, and more money in families’ pocketbooks. So, I urge Congressman Curbelo to reconsider introducing a new, regressive energy tax and instead focus on policies that would boost our nation’s energy supplies and fix our infrastructure and transportation challenges.

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