S. CON. RES. 4
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 28, 2013
Mr. Vitter (for himself, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Lee, Mr. Moran, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Heller, Mr. Enzi, and Mr. Johanns) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Finance
Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax is not in the economic interest of the United States.
Whereas a carbon tax is regressive in nature and would unfairly burden those vulnerable individuals and families in the United States that are already struggling under a stagnating economy;
Whereas a carbon tax would increase the cost of every good manufactured in the United States;
Whereas a carbon tax would harm the entire United States manufacturing sector;
Whereas the increase in production of domestic energy resources on private and State-owned land has created significant job growth and private capital investment; and
Whereas affordable and reliable energy sources are critical to maintaining the United States global competitiveness: Now, therefore, be it
That it is the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the interest of the United States.