Climate Solutions Caucus: Stop The #GOPTaxScam

The GOP leadership's tax bill is a giveaway to the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil and a disaster for the rest of us. It recklessly opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling, gives special tax breaks specifically to the oil and gas industries, kills key support for renewable energy and electric vehicles, and even raises taxes on the survivors of climate disasters.

As the House considers the Senate bill, the 31 GOP members of the "Climate Solutions Caucus," with a stated commitment to "reducing climate risk," are key swing votes and could stop this bill. Seven members of the caucus voted against the House version - if 12 more join them, the #GOPTaxScam will be stopped. This tax bill doesn’t “reduce climate risk,” it increases it dramatically. It raises $4.5 trillion in taxes, especially on the working and middle class, in order to give $6 trillion in tax cuts, overwhelmingly to billionaires and multi-national corporations.

Just a few days ago, nine members of the Caucus sent a letter with three other Republicans to Senate leadership asking them to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Five of the Caucus signatories voted for the House version #GOPTaxScam—Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), Dave Reichert (R-WA-08), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08), Ryan Costello (R-PA-06), and Patrick Meehan (R-PA-07).

Now they are thinking about voting for the Senate tax bill, which includes massive new tax breaks for oil and gas executives, opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, and threatens renewable energy investment.

Instead of spending $6 trillion of taxpayer money to funding tax corporate tax breaks, Congress should be putting Americans to work stopping climate change and building the economy of the future.

Now is the time for the Climate Solutions Caucus to take action to protect our climate and our country—before it's too late.

Refs: Reichert Arctic Refuge letter; Climate Solutions Caucus membership; House tax scam vote

Tell the Climate Solutions Caucus:

Protect the Arctic. Protect renewable energy. Protect our climate. Vote NO on the #GOPTaxScam.

15,081 SIGNATURES
20,000 signatures

Who's signing

Ab Maddalena
Chrisanthos
Ash Decker
Ben F.
michele Banks
andrea Feug
Lori Conrad
Charlotte Maloney
Ruth
Patricia Always
Joan Berger
Nancy Friday
Tim Pearce
connie Maloney
Maggie Cunningham
Christine Powell
DOrrie
Jessica Wardlaw
Joe
Tana Stoiberg
Mary Bissell
June Gollatz
Kelsey Taylor
Kevine Cove Cove
Kraig and Valerie Schweiss
George Galeota
Kian Daniel
Kathryn Boland
Ron
Susan Osada

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  • Ab Maddalena
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  • Chrisanthos
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  • Ash Decker
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  • Ben F.
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  • michele Banks
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  • andrea Feug
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  • Lori Conrad
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  • Charlotte Maloney
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  • Ruth
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  • Patricia Always
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  • Joan Berger
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  • Nancy Friday
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  • Tim Pearce
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  • connie Maloney
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  • Maggie Cunningham
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  • Christine Powell
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  • DOrrie
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  • Jessica Wardlaw
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  • Joe
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  • Tana Stoiberg
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  • Mary Bissell
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  • June Gollatz
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  • Kelsey Taylor
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  • Kevine Cove Cove
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  • Kraig and Valerie Schweiss
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  • George Galeota
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  • Kian Daniel
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  • Kathryn Boland
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  • Ron
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  • Susan Osada
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