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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:26 PM

House Backs Symbolic Measures to Oppose Oil Fee, Carbon Tax

Source: Associated Press

House Backs Symbolic Measures to Oppose Oil Fee, Carbon Tax

By MATTHEW DALY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Jun 10, 2016, 3:35 PM ET

Reinforcing its opposition to President Barack Obama's environmental agenda, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved symbolic measures declaring hostility to two liberal ideas on fossil fuels.

One measure disapproves of Obama's call for a $10-per-barrel fee on crude oil, while the other preemptively opposes a plan Obama has never advanced: a "carbon tax" on emissions from fossil fuels such as oil and coal.

The House approved the oil-fee measure Friday on a 253-144 vote. Lawmakers voted 237-163 to express the belief that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said the oil fee and carbon tax are in line with the "radical rules and regulations" Obama has imposed.

Scalise denounced the Environmental Protection Agency, the IRS and the National Labor Relations Board "the whole alphabet soup of federal agencies that every morning wake up trying to figure out how to make it harder for our economy to get moving again."

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Fri Jun 10, 2016, 03:30 PM

1. Were there any Democrats on Team Dead Dinosaur?

 

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