Press Release: U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new carbon dioxide emissions regulations on existing power plants:
“Today’s announcement is nothing more than an energy tax that will raise the cost of electricity for Texans, while destroying jobs.
“By enacting regulations that a bipartisan majority in Congress rejected, the President proves this Administration is more concerned with placating liberal special interest groups than average Americans.
“As Texans see huge increases in health care premiums due to Obamacare, this is yet another tax they’ll face, and it is time for the Obama Administration to be transparent about the costs of his agenda and to get its boot off the neck of Texas job creators.”
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.