Press Releases and Statements
Sensenbrenner: EU to Extend Illegal Emissions Tax to Shipping, Administration Must Act
Calls on Administration to Stop EU Taxes on US Airlines and Shipping
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) today blasted the European Union's (EU) statement released this week, indicating it would extend its illegal emissions tax to shipping. He issued this statement calling on the Obama Administration to act because Americans cannot afford to have the Administration repeat its failure to protect American businesses and consumers from illegal foreign taxation:
"While the Administration has voiced disagreement with the EU’s airline tax on Americans, it has not only failed to stop that tax, but the EU is now ready to extend the illegal tax to another industry. Both the House and Senate have taken bipartisan action on the EU’s airline tax, but the Obama Administration must step up its efforts and protect the U.S. economy. "