Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after the House voted to protect jobs and rein in the Environmental Protection Agency's backdoor national energy tax:
"It is encouraging that bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate have voted to rein in the EPA, and a clear indication of the American people's continued opposition to a job-crushing national energy tax. The Obama Administration should heed the will of the Congress and the people by abandoning efforts to impose a job-crushing national energy tax and accept legislation to prevent similar efforts in the future. As part of our American Energy Initiative, the new House majority will continue working to end the uncertainty job creators are facing from the national energy tax and other Washington regulations that threaten to drive up prices further and destroy more jobs. Our committees are also actively engaged in efforts to expand American energy production to help lower costs and create more jobs."
NOTE: Today, the House passed H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act, which the Obama Administration has threatened to veto. Yesterday in the Senate, "more than 60 senators voted in favor of four amendments that, to one degree or another, would restrain the EPA," according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).