Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642
Inhofe Applauds House Passage of Energy Tax Prevention Act
Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority Tells White House: Stop EPA's Cap-and-Trade Agenda
Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the Upton-Inhofe Energy Tax Prevention Act with strong bipartisan support. The vote follows 64 Senators who voted yesterday to rein in EPA's cap-and-trade agenda.
"I want to applaud my good friend Fred Upton for his resounding bipartisan victory against EPA's cap-and-trade agenda," Sen. Inhofe said. "With this House vote, and 64 senators on the record in some way opposing EPA, President Obama has a clear message: stop EPA's attack on jobs, affordable energy, and economic growth and expansion.
"This is by no means the end of this debate. Fred and I will continue to push this important legislation until we get it to the President's desk."