U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy issues the following statement regarding H. Con. Res. 119:
"Climate change is a serious threat to our planet, our security, our economy, and our way of life in Florida. That is why I have fought against numerous Republican efforts to undermine key environmental protections, and why I believe we need a comprehensive approach to fight climate change. I voted for H. Con. Res. 119 because it presented a carbon tax that did not protect working families struggling with stagnant wages and seniors on a fixed income from any increase in energy costs that might result from the policy. We must protect our environment and curb carbon consumption, but we must do so in a smart and fair way that does not impose undue burdens on families with limited incomes. Let’s be clear: this resolution was pure political theatre. Instead of spending their time trying to solve real problems, House Republicans are more interested in trying to score political points."