A nonbinding resolution meant to signal congressional opposition to a carbon tax easily won House approval July 19, though with slightly less support than a similar measure two years ago.
The 229-180 vote on the resolution (H. Con. Res. 119) from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), which derides a carbon tax as “detrimental” to the U.S. economy, provides a snapshot of deep resistance to such climate policies in the House. Two members voted “present.”
Six Republicans this time voted against the Scalise measure, half of them hailing from Florida: Reps. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Brian...
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(Updates with comment from Sen. Van Hollen beginning in eighth paragraph.)