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Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the Administration’s proposed EPA regulation on existing power plants:

“What are the President’s real priorities? Is it to help put Americans back to work or to please the narrow environmental lobby at the expense of our economy and everyday Americans? He is acting now to impose cap-and-trade that Congress rejected in 2010, and he is doing it unilaterally. This is uncalled for, unnecessary, and harmful to our economy, which just saw negative economic growth for the first time since 2011. While the President and his advisors believe this regulation to be a legacy builder, it will no doubt be a job killer for communities across the country. House Republicans, along with many Democrats, will continue to fight the President’s agenda to ‘necessarily skyrocket electricity prices’ by considering legislation that will reduce energy costs for all Americans and encourage job creation throughout our economy.”