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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Texas Republicans on Obama’s proposed oil tax: Not going to happen

Feb 10, 2016
In The News

Texas Republicans on Obama’s proposed oil tax: Not going to happen

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2017 did not find a welcome reception from Texas Republicans, who denounced a proposed $10-a-barrel tax on oil that would fund clean-energy transportation projects.

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“The president’s FY2017 budget reflects a bold commitment to America’s future,” Veasey said in a statement to McClatchy. “For families in the DFW Metroplex, increased investments in education will strengthen Pell Grants for motivated students, expand early childhood education and invest in job training and apprenticeships to help all workers get the skills they need to meet the needs of the evolving job market.”