This afternoon, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) re-introduced their resolution condemning a carbon tax.

ATR President Grover Norquist issued the following statement in support of the Scalise McKinley resolution:

I urge a vote FOR the Scalise and McKinley resolution putting Congress on record in opposition to any carbon tax. A carbon tax will raise the cost of living for ALL Americans. It will increase the cost of heating one’s home in winter, of air-conditioning in the summer and raise the cost of filling one’s car at the gas station.  A carbon tax will price American goods out of world markets. Every left-wing group and congressman wants a carbon tax—it is a European Style Value Added Tax (VAT) on training wheels. Every friend of American workers and taxpayers will vote YES for the Scalise and McKinley anti-carbon tax resolution.

Last July, 41 conservative groups signed a coalition letter in support of the Scalise/McKinley anti-carbon tax resolution introduced last Congress.

ATR applauds Whip Scalise and Rep. McKinley for their leadership on this issue and for protecting Americans from a new energy tax.

ATR will continue to strongly oppose any form of a carbon tax.