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AFP Statement on Obama’s Energy Speech

February 24, 2012 J

WASHINGTON – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest advocate for economic freedom, responded to President Obama’s energy speech in Florida. Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen made the following statement: “It’s astonishing that a day after Obama proposed a so-called tax reform plan with tens of billions of dollars in higher taxes on oil [...]

Letter of Support: Senator Inhofe’s CRA Disapproval of EPA’s Utility MACT Regulations

February 24, 2012 J

Dear Senator Inhofe,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write in strong support of your recently introduced S.J.Res. 37. Your resolution would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing what could be the most costly federal regulations in history, the onerous “Utility MACT” rules.

Under the 1996 Congressional Review Act, Congress has the authority to disapprove of overly-burdensome regulations and, as your resolution does, order that “such rule shall have no force or effect.” There is no more appropriate time to exercise this power than now, as this administration continues to pile costly rule after costly rule onto our still-struggling economy.

Letter to Congress: The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act

February 08, 2012 J

Dear Representatives,

On behalf of more than 1.9 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I would like to express some concerns about the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.

Without question the bill has significant strengths. AFP supports the effort to consolidate overlapping transportation programs and eliminate wasteful ones, and we applaud the expanded access to much-needed American energy resources. We especially commend the House for committing to an earmark-free bill, which we urge remain a priority moving forward into negotiations with the Senate. The previous surface transportation authorization included over 6,300 earmarks, including $200 million for the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska.

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