Two Republican bicameral lawmakers – including Senator David Vitter, the likely incoming senior Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee – have indicated that they will introduce and advance a concurrent resolution that would express the sense of Congress that a carbon tax is not in the best interest of the United States.

The action follows other policymaker resistance to the carbon tax, including the White House, which has indicated it will not propose a carbon tax. While non-binding, such a vote could publicly gauge the support for a carbon tax and can serve as an effective tool to stymie further efforts to advance such an initiative.

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