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Referred in Senate (07/23/2018)

2d Session
H. CON. RES. 119


July 23, 2018

Received and referred to the Committee on Finance


Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.

    Whereas a carbon tax is a Federal tax on carbon released from fossil fuels;

    Whereas a carbon tax will increase energy prices, including the price of gasoline, electricity, natural gas, and home heating oil;

    Whereas a carbon tax will mean that families and consumers will pay more for essentials like food, gasoline, and electricity;

    Whereas a carbon tax will fall hardest on the poor, the elderly, and those on fixed incomes;

    Whereas a carbon tax will lead to more jobs and businesses moving overseas;

    Whereas a carbon tax will lead to less economic growth;

    Whereas American families will be harmed the most from a carbon tax;

    Whereas, according to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, fossil fuels share of energy consumption was 81 percent;

    Whereas a carbon tax will increase the cost of every good manufactured in the United States;

    Whereas a carbon tax will impose disproportionate burdens on certain industries, jobs, States, and geographic regions and would further restrict the global competitiveness of the United States;

    Whereas American ingenuity has led to innovations in energy exploration and development and has increased production of domestic energy resources on private and State-owned land which has created significant job growth and private capital investment;

    Whereas United States energy policy should encourage continued private sector innovation and development and not increase the existing tax burden on manufacturers;

    Whereas the production of American energy resources increases the United States ability to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s global economy;

    Whereas a carbon tax would reduce America’s global competitiveness and would encourage development abroad in countries that do not impose this exorbitant tax burden; and

    Whereas the Congress and the President should focus on pro-growth solutions that encourage increased development of domestic resources: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 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.

Passed the House of Representatives July 19, 2018.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   

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