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ACU Calls on Senators to Oppose Menendez/Burr “NAT GAS” Act Amendment to Senate Highway Bill

March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) Chairman Al Cardenas sent the following letter to Republican members of the Senate, calling on them to oppose the Menendez/Burr “NAT GAS” Act Amendment (1782) to the Senate Highway Bill (S. 1813)

The ACU has spearheaded efforts to defeat similar legislation in the House of Representatives. Since the beginning of the ACU advocacy campaign to oppose T. Boone Pickens’ $9 billion energy proposal, 20 House Republicans have withdrawn their co-sponsorship.

Full text of the letter can be found below:


March 7, 2012

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I strongly urge you to oppose any effort to attach S. 1863, T. Boone Pickens’ and Senator Harry Reid’s so-called NAT GAS Act, to the pending highway bill.

As we informed you when the bill was introduced, this bill is a variation on HR 1380, which has languished in the House because 20 members have removed themselves as co-sponsors after realizing this bill would move our energy policy in the wrong direction and cost taxpayers billions.

The bill dramatically expands the subsidy for natural gas vehicle purchases up to $64,000. At the same time, the bill calls for a tax increase on natural gas fuel. Yes, the very same people who are subsidized on the one hand would then pay an extra tax on the other. Of course, they would only learn of this “pay-for” in the years to come.

This is another attempt at government picking winners and losers in the marketplace that we hope Republicans will vigorously oppose. As we struggle with a depressed national economy and sustained high unemployment, the last thing we need is the government spending billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing natural gas vehicles.

Should this issue come to a vote as an amendment to the pending highway bill, ACU will vigorously oppose the amendment and seriously consider this vote for inclusion in the ACU 2012 Ratings of Congress.

We strongly urge your opposition to Senator Reid’s deceptive efforts to pass the NAT GAS Act under the cloak of the Senate’s highway bill.

Sincerely,

 

Al Cardenas

Chairman, The American Conservative Union

Founded in 1964, the ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security. Learn more at conservative.org.

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