E&E Legal signed on to a letter coordinated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to bring up a resolution that would severely hurt the U.S. economy. Nearly twenty other free-market organizations signed onto the letter. The letter begins:
We write you today to respectfully request that you bring H.Con.Res. 119, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy, before the House of Representatives for consideration at the earliest opportunity.
A carbon tax is a policy with one definable goal: to raise the cost of traditional, reliable, affordable sources of energy. This includes the domestically produced gasoline, diesel, coal, and natural gas that fuel our cars and trucks, power our homes, and keep our economy going strong every day.