Barrasso: Democrats’ Reckless Tax & Spending Blowout will Impose Punishing Fees & Raise Energy Costs for Americans

September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), issued the following statement on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup of the Democrats’ reckless tax and spending spree.

“The Democrats’ reckless tax and spending blowout will impose punishing fees and raise energy costs,” said Barrasso. “At the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup, Democrats are trying to jam through a scheme that would impose new costs on the natural gas and electricity that nearly every American family uses to heat and power their homes. This is a tax on all Americans. The House Democrats’ bill will wreak havoc on the nation’s economy, make energy less reliable, and cost thousands of workers – especially those in energy-producing states – their jobs. Congress should reject this dangerous proposal.”