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Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO SHAHEEN'S DEMAND FOR PROOF OF ENERGY TAX VOTE 

MANCHESTER –  Yesterday, United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen's office denied that she had voted for a national energy tax and demanded proof.  The challenge came in the form of a tweet from Judy Reardon, Shaheen’s chief legal counsel: https://twitter.com/JudyReardon/status/476118622344323072

 
 
In response to the challenge, the Brown campaign cited the following vote from March, 2013 on Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s amendment to establish a new tax on carbon:
 
(S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)
 
As Senator Whitehouse
 said clearly at the time, “This amendment that will allow us to put a price on carbon.” 
 
Said Colin Reed, Scott Brown's campaign manager: “It’s deeply troubling that Senator Shaheen and her staff are so out-of-touch that they are no longer even aware of the bad votes she’s taking. The simple fact is that one year ago, Senator Shaheen voted for a measure that would have amounted to a new national energy tax which would have a disastrous impact on New Hampshire’s economy. It’s very concerning her office doesn’t seem to know about it. This is what happens when you vote 99 percent of the time with President Obama: you're more robot than representative.”
 
According to the non-partisan National Association of Manufacturers, Senator Shaheen’s support for a national energy tax would eliminate 10,000 New Hampshire jobs, increase the price of electricity and natural gas, and force prices at the pump to go up as much as another 20 cents per gallon 

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