Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes Releases Statement on Cap and Trade Negotiations

Posted on 13 Jul 2017 for representative Chad Mayes

Sacramento – Today, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley) released the following statement in response to the current Cap and Trade deal being negotiated in the Legislature: “There are no Assembly Republican votes for the Cap and Trade deal in its current form. We will not support a deal that doesn’t cut taxes, roll back regulations and protect ordinary Californians. “Over three months ago, Assembly Republicans laid out a set of priorities that would lead to our participation in a historic, bipartisan agreement to reform California’s Cap and Trade system. “Since that day, we have been transparent, direct and focused on our willingness to vote to establish a market-based approach to lower our greenhouse gas emissions rather than sit on the sidelines and allow a draconian, government-run command and control process that would harm consumers by making California even more unaffordable. “Today, we are in sight of a bipartisan agreement to cut taxes, roll back regulations and government overreach, and reduce costs for ordinary Californians and businesses while doing our part to protect the environment for future generations. “Unfortunately, this historic agreement remains elusive.” ###