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House Hits Carbon Tax

By on 8.2.13 | 10:27AM

Today the House, with significant Democratic support, passed an amendment blocking a carbon tax, sponsored by Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise of Louisiana. It may or may not survive the Senate -- although various positions against carbon taxes have received as many as 58 votes in the Senate, including some Democrats, in recent tallies, meaning the amendment might at least have a chance there -- but either way, this is a significant step forward. It shows more cracks in the liberal edifice.

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