Heller Statement on Democrats' Cap and Trade Bill
Today U.S. Congressman Dean Heller made the following statement on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) which imposes a national cap and trade system for carbon emissions.
"Cap and Trade is nothing more than an energy tax that will affect every man, woman, and child in our country. Every time you flip a light switch, cook your family dinner, or take your kids to school you will be taxed. Air travel, food prices, electricity costs and transportation costs will skyrocket. This legislation will kill jobs and further damage an already struggling economy. The mining, housing, farming, ranching, and tourism industries will be devastated at a time when Nevadans are hurting most," said Heller.
According to the Heritage Foundation's economic study, Nevada will lose 14,000 jobs under H.R. 2454. Almost half of the job loss will occur in Nevada's Second Congressional District at 5,500 jobs.