Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Help is Needed on Cap-and-Trade Today

Sen. Barbara Boxer is trying to pull a fast one!

She wants to force her outrageous Boxer-Kerry cap-and-trade energy rationing and taxing scheme through the Senate Environment and Public Workers Committee this week, while the country is focused on health care.  Sen. Boxer is even trying to force it through without the official EPA analysis of what's in the bill and how much it will cost.

It's bad enough to try to pass the biggest tax hike in history, hidden in what's supposed to be an environmental bill.  But slamming it through a committee when it hasn't even been analyzed by the EPA is wrong.  The public has a right to know what's in the bill and what the EPA thinks it will cost.

Committee votes matter, because once a senator supports something in committee it's very hard for them to change their mind on later votes.  That makes it even more outrageous that the first votes could be cast while much of the bill-and its sky-high costs for regular Americans-remain secret.

I'm emailing you because our system indicates that one of your senators is on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (full list below).

Please enter your information in the box provided above to get your Senator's contact information.

Tell them no mark-up without a full EPA analysis, and that even with everything else going on, you know how important cap-and-trade is and you are paying attention.


Senate Majority Committee Members
Barbara Boxer  (Chairman)
Max Baucus 
Thomas R. Carper 
Frank R. Lautenberg 
Benjamin L. Cardin 
Bernard Sanders 
Amy Klobuchar 
Sheldon Whitehouse 
Tom Udall 
Jeff Merkley 
Kirsten Gillibrand 
Arlen Specter

Senate Minority Committee Members
James M. Inhofe
George V. Voinovich
David Vitter
John Barrasso
Mike Crapo
Christopher S. Bond
Lamar Alexander

If one of your senators is on the list, please enter your information in the box above and tell your senator not to vote until we know how much cap-and-trade will cost.

Thanks for all you do,

Phil Kerpen
Director of Policy
Americans for Prosperity
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