Information about the vote from special interest groups and other information providers in our Report Cards:
Americans for Prosperity
Carbon Tax Point of Order.
This amendment would create a point of order against legislation that would create a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions.
National Taxpayers Union
League of Conservation Voters
Pricing Carbon Pollution.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) sponsored an amendment to S. Con. Res. 8, the Fiscal Year Budget Resolution, which would prevent Congress from enacting legislation that would place a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. This amendment would limit Congress’s ability to address climate change, which poses a severe threat to our economy, health, and environment, and would rule out a promising source of revenue for the government. The Senate rejected a procedural motion that would allow a vote on the Blunt amendment.
Americans for Democratic Action
S.Amdt. 261 to S.Con.Res. 8.
Blunt (R-MO) amendment that would have the effect of requiring 60 votes to pass any legislation that includes a tax or fee on carbon emissions. Motion rejected.
National Federation of Independent Business
PREVENTION OF TAXING CARBON EMISSIONS AMENDMENT (S. AMDT. 261).
S. Amdt. 261, sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo). The amendment
would establish a point of order against legislation that would create a federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. The motion to waive was rejected.
Citizens Against Government Waste
S Con Res 8: Fiscal 2014 Budget Resolution - Motion to Waive.
R-Mo., motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Murray, D-Wash.,
point of order against the Blunt amendment no. 261 for not being germane. The
Blunt amendment would create a 60-vote point of order against any legislation
that includes a tax or fee on carbon emissions.