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Ken Buck Supports American Families Who Rely on Affordable Energy

June 10, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Ken Buck voted in favor of House Concurrent Resolutions 89 and 112. These resolutions express the sense of the House of Representatives that a carbon and oil tax, respectively, would be detrimental to American families and businesses. Both of these taxes would regressively impact Coloradans who rely on these energy sources for heating their homes, driving to work, and powering the small businesses they own.

“Today the House of Representatives sent a clear message to the President,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “It’s not OK to implement a radical green energy agenda on the backs of the American people.”

A recent Congressional Research Service report predicts that the President’s proposed $10.25 gas tax could increase the price of a gallon of gasoline by 20-25 cents. A carbon tax would similarly be passed onto the consumer in the form of higher electricity costs and increased prices on products and services.

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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