Last night Senator Rubio voted to continue giving billions of your tax dollars to the most profitable oil companies.
Senator Rubio voted against legislation that would have cut taxpayer-funded giveaways to Big Oil. In the process, he stood against a bipartisan Senate majority that said “no” to Big Oil handouts. Unfortunately, the vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation.
As you probably already know, the biggest oil companies made nearly $37 billion profits in just the first three months of this year. At the same time, while the rest of us have been paying near-record prices at the pump, oil companies are collecting billions of dollars — more than $40 billion over the next ten years — in taxpayer-funded giveaways.
President Obama and environmental champions in Congress have made it clear that ending handouts to Big Oil is a priority. That’s why Senator Rubio, who has received more than $196,000 in campaign cash from oil and gas interests, needs to hear from you — he needs to know that we’re paying attention and that continuing to give billions of dollars a year to wealthy oil companies is unacceptable.
LCV will continue to hold members of Congress accountable whenever they vote to stand with Big Oil companies instead of working families. With your help, we’ll do everything we can to end Big Oil handouts once and for all.
Thanks for taking action.
League of Conservation Voters