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Already Unaffordable Home Heating Oil To Get A Tax Hike Thanks To Mike Michaud

“The recent string of polar plunges and extremely cold weather has placed an added burden on many family budgets, especially when it comes to heating their homes. It is shocking that want-to-be governor and liberal Washington, D.C. Congressman Mike Michaud would vote to increase the fees on home heating oil at this time. The working families of Maine can least afford to pay for this onerous tax.” – RGA Communications Director Gail Gitcho

 

Congress Voted On “959-Page Bill” That Includes Fee Increase On Home Heating Fuel

“Congress’ Mammoth Farm Bill Restores The Imposition Of An Extra Fee On Home Heating Oil, Hitting Consumers In Cold-Weather States Just As Utility Costs Are Spiking.”  (Jacqueline Kilmas, “Congress Seeks To Jack Up Fees On Home Heating Oil In Midst Of Frigid Winter,” The Washington Times, 2/2/14)

“The Fee . . . Was Tacked On To The End Of The 959-Page Bill, Which Is Winding Its Way Through Capitol Hill.”  (Jacqueline Kilmas, “Congress Seeks To Jack Up Fees On Home Heating Oil In Midst Of Frigid Winter,” The Washington Times, 2/2/14)

“The Fee Would Last For Nearly 20 Years. . .”  (Jacqueline Kilmas, “Congress Seeks To Jack Up Fees On Home Heating Oil In Midst Of Frigid Winter,” The Washington Times, 2/2/14)

Liberal Congressman Mike Michaud Voted In Favor Of The Bill Including The Home Heating Tax Hike

Michaud Voted In Favor Of The Farm Bill Including The Home Heating Oil Tax Hike:

  • Farm Programs – Conference Report. “Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize most federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2018, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and food stamps (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It would modify SNAP to prohibit undocumented immigrants, major lottery winners, traditional college students, convicted murderers and violent sex offenders from receiving SNAP benefits. It also would reduce funding for nutrition programs by $8 billion over 10 years and would reauthorize the federal sugar program, through fiscal 2018, without any changes. It would reauthorize three dairy programs and repeal four others – replacing them with a new voluntary margin insurance program to protect dairy farmers from economic loss. It also would eliminate $5 billion in direct payments to farmers and replace it with two new subsidy programs to cover, in certain circumstances, a portion of a farmer’s revenue losses. Subsidy caps would be set at $125,000 per person or $250,000 per couple. It also would establish a new crop insurance program for producers to purchase additional insurance to cover a portion of losses not covered by individual crop insurance policies when losses exceed 14 percent.”  (H.R. 2642, Vote #31: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 251-166: R 162-63; D 89-103; 1/29/14, Michaud voted Yea) 

The U.S. Senate Passed The Bill, Sending It To President Obama To Sign, Increasing The Cost Of Mainers To Heat Their Homes

“Ending Years Of Political Battles, The Senate Vote Tuesday Sends The Measure To President Barack Obama, Who Is Expected To Sign It.”  (“Senate Passes Farm Bill, Awaits President’s Signature,” CBS News, 2/4/14)


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