Murkowski Resolution Update
It looks like the long-awaited Murkowski Resolution of Disapproval will be up for vote shortly. Many readers have taken action to urge their Senators to cosponsor the bill (if you haven’t, do so here) and these efforts have helped bring the bipartisan support up to 41 cosponsors.
The Murkowski Resolution is an important measure to stop a backdoor cap and trade plan from being implemented by the EPA. The EPA would love nothing more than to have free-reign in regulating CO2. That means a host of new regulations heaping new costs on energy and the price of doing business in the United States. Worst of all, this would all be done by un-elected bureacrats who are not accountable to taxpayers and would have little to restrain their decisions.
The Murkowski Resolution would stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, saving jobs and money during these tough economic times.
Here is a list of Senators who need to hear from you today – please call and urge them to vote “Yes” on the Murkowski Resolution. You can find a list of talking points here.
Senator Webb (D-VA): 804-771-2221
Senator Brown (R-MA): 617-565-3170
Senator Bayh (D-IN): 317-554-0750
Senator Casey (D-PA): 717-231-7540
Senator Specter (D-PA): 717-782-3951
Senator Conrad (D-ND): 701-258-4648
Senator Dorgan (D-ND): 701-250-4618
Senator Tester (D-MT): (406) 252-0550
Senator Baucus (D-MT): 406-657-6790
Senator Pryor (D-AR): 501-324-6336
Senator Brown (D-OH): 614-469-2083
Senator Johnson (D-SD): 605-332-8896
Senator Rockefeller (D-WV): 304-347-5372
Senator Byrd (D-WV): 304-342-5855
Senator McCaskill (D-MO): 314-367-1364
Senator Bennet (D-CO): 303-455-7600
Senator Begich (D-AK): 907-271-5915
Senator Collins (R-ME): 207-784-6969
Senator Snowe (R-ME): 207-786-2451
Additional information about some myths surrounding this important resolution can be found here. And FreedomWorks has also posted commentary about the Murkowski Resolution here.