Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
Katie Brown Katie_Brown@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-2160
Inhofe Vows to Block John Bryson Nomination for Commerce
Watch: Obama Commerce Nominee Bryson on Support for "Hidden Carbon Tax"
Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the announcement this afternoon that President Obama has selected John Bryson to serve as the next Secretary of Commerce.
"By selecting John Bryson to head the Department of Commerce, President Obama is clearly demonstrating that he has no intention of backing down from his job-killing agenda," Senator Inhofe said. "In fact, it is understandable that President Obama would select John Bryson as his nominee: he is a founder of a radical environmental organization and a member of a United Nations advisory group on climate change. Mr. Bryson once called the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill 'moderate'. This is legislation that would cost American taxpayers billions of dollars, destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs, and hurt families and workers by raising the price of gasoline and electricity. I will be working actively to defeat this nomination."
UPDATED: New video: Obama Commerce Nominee Bryson on Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill: "Moderate But Acceptable"
Obama Commerce Nominee Bryson on Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill: "Moderate But Acceptable"