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Title as Introduced:

NAT GAS Act Energy Subsidies
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Bill Number:

H.R.1380

Description:

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation.

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Co-Sponsors:

Our Position:

We oppose this bill.

Dear Members of the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees,

Recently, legislation to create new tax incentives for the production and use of natural-gas vehicles came before your committees in the form of H.R. 1380, the NAT GAS Act. On behalf of 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I am writing to say AFP stands opposed to this legislation and the continued use of the tax code for such industrial engineering.

In November, the American people sent a wave of lawmakers to Washington to end government handouts, not to create new ones. It is simply disingenuous for lawmakers to pay lip service to limiting government and ending corporate welfare only to turn around and support new subsidies and giveaways to particular industries. We need to be cutting inefficient tax breaks that distort economic activity, not adding more to the IRS arsenal. The NAT GAS Act violates this very premise: increasing and expanding subsidies that favor natural gas over other sources of fuel, resulting in preferable treatment for an industry with deep pockets and expensive lobbyists.

Click here to read AFP's full letter of opposition.

Status:

Referred to House Energy and Commerce

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