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House Passes Bill Preventing Administration from Enacting Carbon Taxes

The House approved an amendment to legislation Friday that would prevent the White House from imposing a carbon tax without congressional approval.

The lower chamber agreed to Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) amendment by a 237-176 vote, with 12 Democrats crossing the aisle to support it.

The amendment was added to an underlying bill that would require Congress to OK regulations that carry a $100 million economic impact or greater. That bill is dead in its tracks in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and the White House has threatened to veto it.

Source: The Hill. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    "The amendment was added to an underlying bill that would require Congress to OK regulations that carry a $100 million economic impact or greater. That bill is dead in its tracks in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and the White House has threatened to veto it."

    And the intent in the Constitution was to keep financial matters under control of the House if I'm not wrong.

  • Dennis Webb||

    You are not wrong. But there are a lot of gaping holes in the Constitution these days.

  • UnCivilServant||

    It's the practice target the drone operators use.

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