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Hudson Opposes Obama's Energy Taxes

June 10, 2016
Press Release
June 10, 2016
Hudson Opposes Obama’s Energy Taxes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after voting to oppose the Obama Administration’s harmful energy taxes:
“The president’s plan to place a $10 tax on each barrel of oil is one of his most outrageous ideas yet. It would raise the price of gas by as much as 25 cents a gallon for consumers. That’s unacceptable. Today’s legislation stops this administration from burdening hardworking North Carolinians with more taxes just to pay for its radical climate agenda.”
The House passed:
  • H.Con.Res. 89- Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy, and
  • H.Con.Res. 112 - Expressing the sense of Congress opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
Also this week, the House passed the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 (H.R. 4775) to rein in the administration’s strict ozone regulations that would force 20 counties in North Carolina out of attainment, threatening jobs and economic growth. This legislation is supported by more than 275 pro-jobs organizations that represent millions of Americans - including the North Carolina Chamber, the North Carolina Petroleum Council, and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.