GENERAL INTEREST — Quick Takes
API to lawmakers: Voters oppose new energy taxes
American Petroleum Institute lobbyists plan to remind members of the 113th Congress considering possible federal budget reforms in 2013's final weeks that their constituents don't support new energy taxes, said Stephen Comstock, API tax and accounting policy director.
They specifically plan to cite findings of a recent Harris Interactive telephone survey API commissioned of 1,001 registered voters nationwide that found 56% oppose federal tax code changes that could reduce energy investment and decrease energy production, Comstock said in an Oct. 29 teleconference.
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