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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Will Senator Kohl Let the EPA Slam Wisconsin?

Americans for Prosperity


The Senate will vote THIS WEEK on stopping the EPA's global warming power grab. Call Senator Kohl and tell him to VOTE YES on the McConnell Amendment.

President Obama's cap-and-trade energy tax – designed, according to Obama himself, to make electricity prices "necessarily skyrocket" – went down in flames in the Senate last year and was emphatically buried in the midterm elections. Unfortunately, the day after the election, Obama said: "Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way. It was a means, not an end."

Obama's budget for the EPA showed what he meant: "The Administration continues to support greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the United States in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050." 

Obama is telling the EPA to just pretend the cap-and-trade bill passed and regulate away! The regulations will cost the economy trillions but do nothing to improve the environment. Fortunately, the Senate is slated to vote on stopping the EPA when they return from this week's recess. It will take 60 votes, and Senator Kohl could hold the key to success.

Call Senator Kohl at (202) 224-5653. Click here to let us know how the call went.

Couldn't get through? Click here to e-mail Senator Kohl and tell him to VOTE YES on the McConnell Amendment to Stop the EPA. 

The Senate will also vote on one, and possibly two different sham amendments that pretend to stop the EPA but actually rubber stamp their power grab and allow them to move forward with global warming regulations. The Baucus Amendment literally codifies the EPA's regulations, giving them congressional approval and undermining legal challenges – it's worse than doing nothing. The Rockefeller Amendment pretends to delay the regulations for two years, but it will only create more confusion and delay investments and job creation.

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The Senate will vote THIS WEEK on stopping the EPA's global warming power grab. Call Senator Kohl today and tell him to VOTE YES on the McConnell Amendment– the only real amendment to stop the EPA.

Sincerely,


Tim Phillips
President
Americans for Prosperity

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