CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT OPPOSING HOUSE VOTE CONDEMNING CARBON TAX

June 10, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to condemn a carbon tax:

“Last year was the hottest year on record, followed by 2014 as the second hottest year on record. Extreme weather events, droughts, and diseases due to climate change are happening across the globe. Yet, today, instead of working to find solutions to help the American people and fight climate change, House Republicans wasted taxpayer dollars with a pointless vote to condemn a carbon fee. A majority of the American people and even ExxonMobil support a carbon fee. I call on my House Republican colleagues to stop the shenanigans and work across the aisle to help solve our climate crisis.”

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