AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Director of the Fueling Freedom Project Doug Domenech issued the following statement in response to the U. S. House of Representatives’ passage of two Resolutions, H.R. 89 and H.R. 112, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the U.S. economy, and opposing the President’s proposed $10 tax on every barrel of oil.
“These proposals would affect American energy consumers including families and businesses,” said Domenech. “We applaud this legislative action to condemn proposals to tax carbon emissions and raise taxes on oil. We send elected officials to Washington to protect us from proposals like these.”
The Honorable Doug Domenech is Director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Domenech most recently served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as White House Liaison and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.