Senator Whitehouse said the amendment Sheehan voted for "will allow us to put a price on carbon." Last week, the Portsmouth Herald reported rising energy prices have created a "dire situation" for our families, with rates set to spike 40 to 50 percent for home heating. Shaheen's energy tax will increase rates even further.
During the campaign, Brown has visited several businesses as part of the “Making Energy Affordable” tour and released an "All of the Above" energy plan that will increase supply, reduce costs and encourage energy independence. Last week, Brown learned firsthand of the energy price squeeze experienced by businesses and residential customers when he campaigned at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson and visited with Kerri Ruggiero of Hampton, a single mom who is among the tens of thousands of New Hampshire resident who have received notice their electric rates are going up.
Transcript "National Energy Tax":
Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do.
And Jeanne Shaheen?
She voted to pave the way for a new tax on energy.
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire.
March 2013: Shaheen Voted For An Amendment To Enact Federal Energy 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)
- The Sponsor Of The Amendment, Sheldon Whitehouse, Said The Amendment “Will Allow Us 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, Congressional Record, 3/22/13, p. S2271)
A Energy Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
A Energy Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)