Kirk Defaults on Fiscal Responsibility. Votes for “Cap and Trade” Tax Hike
Mark Kirk was the only Republican member of the Illinois congressional delegation that voted Friday night for HR 2454, commonly referred to as “Cap and Trade” or a “Global Warming” bill. The federal legislation taxing the use of energy, passed by a mere seven votes, eight of which were Republican votes. Biggert, another Republican congresswoman who often votes with Democrats on social issues, was a question until she spoke on the House floor Friday against the Waxman-Markey bill.