Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on Senator Shaheen's fundraiser with national energy tax supporters:
"Senator Jeanne Shaheen voted for legislation that was intended to establish a new national energy tax that would cost thousands of jobs and raise the price of power for New Hampshire ratepayers. Now she is fundraising with the same radical environmental groups who have praised her efforts to kill legislation that would have protected working families from this tax. This is just another example of Jeanne Shaheen's willingness to vote with the liberal special interest groups that are bankrolling her campaign instead of standing up for her constituents."
In 2013, Shaheen Voted For Whitehouse's Amendment To Add A Carbon Tax. "To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people." (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)
VIDEO: Before Voting On The Amendment, Whitehouse Admitted It Was A Vote To Put A Price On Carbon. WHITEHOUSE: "I urge that we support this amendment that will allow us to put a price on carbon and protect the American people." (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Remarks On The Floor Of The U.S. Senate, 3/22/13)
VIDEO: Despite Shaheen And Whitehouse's Best Efforts, Whitehouse Said Current Political Conditions In The Senate Are The Reason There Is No Price On Carbon. WHITEHOUSE: "At present, however, political conditions in Congress do not allow us to price carbon. It is necessary, political conditions do not allow us to do it, so we must change those political conditions." (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Remarks On The Floor Of The U.S. Senate, 5/16/13)
The League of Conservation Voters Supports a National Energy Tax "Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution, which would prevent Congress from enacting legislation that would place a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. This amendment would limit Congress's ability to address climate change, which poses a severe threat to our economy, health, and environment, and would rule out a promising source of revenue for the government. On March 22, the Senate rejected-by a vote of 53-46-a procedural motion that would allow a vote on the Blunt amendment (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 59). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE" (National Environmental Scorecard, 2013 Scorecard Vote, Pricing Carbon Pollution, League of Conservation Voters, Accessed 6/13/2014)
The Natural Resources Defense Council Supports Cap and Trade "What's needed is comprehensive climate legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions while spurring a surge in clean energy investments." (Cap 2.0: Investing in America, Natural Resources Defense Council, Accessed 6/13/2014)