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McConnell Statement on Climate Tax Vote


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McConnell Statement on Climate Tax Vote

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement Friday regarding the Democrats' rush to abandon the Climate Tax bill before a single vote on gas prices, clean energy or protecting American jobs:

"The message is clear: the majority can't abandon this bill fast enough.

"So now we're in a most peculiar situation. On the one hand, the majority says climate change is the most important issue facing the planet. Yet they've rushed the debate on that topic and brought the bill to a premature end. They brought it down before we could vote on gas prices, on clean energy technology, or on protecting American jobs.

"This whole exercise will have had no effect on either climate change or gas prices. But it does send an unambiguous message: on the issue of high gas prices, our friends on the other side have no plan to lower the price at the pump."

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