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Cap and Trade Floor Vote on Friday: Take Action!
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Cap and Trade Floor Vote on Friday: Take Action!

This is an urgent message from FreedomWorks. By now you’ve probably heard that leaders in the House have cobbled together enough compromises late Monday night to get the dreaded “Cap and Trade” bill to the floor this Friday.  More accurately referred to as “Cap and Tax,” the Waxman-Markey climate legislation is an enormous energy tax that would deal a severe blow to our already shaky economy.  It is vital that you Take Action now.  We are asking that you take some time to do three things.

06/24/2009
FreedomWorks Applauds House Conservatives’ Energy Alternative
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FreedomWorks Applauds House Conservatives’ Energy Alternative

Washington, DC – “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system,” then-Democratic presidential candidate Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2008, “Electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” House conservatives, on the other hand, led by Mike Pence (IN), John Shimkus (IL) and Fred Upton (MI) recently unveiled an “all of the above” plan that focuses on energy independence, creating more jobs and ultimately a cleaner environment—all this without increasing energy prices or mandating a national energy tax.

06/12/2009
A knife in the heart of the EPA's anti-free market agenda
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A knife in the heart of the EPA's anti-free market agenda

A recently released memo from the Office of Management and Budget commenting on the Environmental Protection Agency’s “proposed findings” is one of the most remarkable criticisms of a government agency that I’ve ever seen from another branch of government. Read an article about the memo here, and click on a link within the article to see the memo itself. The memo is only 9 pages, and it’s a must-read for anyone who wants intellectual ammunition against the takeover of our entire economy by the left.

05/13/2009
Alliance for Climate Protection Ignores Economics
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Alliance for Climate Protection Ignores Economics

Check out this commercial by Al Gore's foundation that completely ignores economics:

05/05/2009
Oregon’s Cap and Trade Bill
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Oregon’s Cap and Trade Bill

In recent testimony delivered before the Oregon Senate Environment and Natural Resource Committee by Dr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. on Oregon’s SB80, published by cascade Policy Institute, Dr. Fruits stated the following. 

04/13/2009
FreedomWorks Applauds Passage of Johanns Amendment
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FreedomWorks Applauds Passage of Johanns Amendment

Washington, DC - Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb) offered an amendment yesterday to the Senate Budget Resolution to prohibit the use reconciliation in the Senate for legislation involving a cap and trade energy tax system. Some Senators had hoped to use the procedural tactic of reconciliation to avoid a full debate on cap-and-trade legislation by inserting language in the budget bill to circumvent traditional debate procedures.   Congress is supposed to be about debate, and limiting debate rules on critical votes runs contrary to the spirit of the institution.

04/02/2009
Cap and Trade Energy Tax Victories
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Cap and Trade Energy Tax Victories

President Obama's budget proposal working itself through Congress right now includes funding from a $600 billion cap and trade energy tax.  The plan would place a limit on the amount of carbon emissions that a firm is allowed to produce.  They can then sell their rights to carbon to other companies that wish to exceed their limit.  Cap and trade increases energy costs by restricting output and raising costs to producers.  

04/02/2009
Reconciliation, What Is It?
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Reconciliation, What Is It?

If you've been paying attention to what's going on in Washington recently, you've probably heard the word "reconciliation".  What is it?  It's a legislative process intended to allow a budget bill to be considered without filibuster.  In the Senate, it restricts debate to 20 hours and amendments are limited.  Without the option of filibuster, a bill in the Senate would only require 51 votes to pass.  A super majority of 60 votes is required to end a filibuster to move legislation normally. 

04/02/2009
FreedomWorks Opposes Massive New Taxpayer Funded Climate Plan
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FreedomWorks Opposes Massive New Taxpayer Funded Climate Plan

Washington, D.C.—Today, FreedomWorks announced its opposition to a new draft of a climate plan being championed by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D, CA-30) and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D, MA-7) that would explode the size of government and stick American taxpayers with the bill; estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars.

03/31/2009
Virginia Energy Forum - Please attend and invite others!
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Virginia Energy Forum - Please attend and invite others!

FreedomWorks is helping promote this energy issues forum in Richmond, Virginia on Tuesday, April 7th.  Please consider attending if you are able and invite others in your area to go as well.  Details below...Please Join Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and Senator Frank Wagner for a forum discussing Virginia’s Offshore Oil & Gas Supply & Potential of Royalty RevenuesSoutheast Energy Alliance and Virginia Manufacturers AssociationOffshore Oil and Gas & Potential Royalty Revenue Forum830 East Main StreetRichmond, VA

03/25/2009

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