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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selective use of energy subsidies is unfair

    I am a Republican who worked for President George W. Bush both when he was governor of Texas and when he was president, and I am now working to create jobs in renewable energy. The recent opinion column by Reps. Raul R. Labrador and Mike Pompeo ("Era of energy subsidies is over," Commentary, Monday) told only half the story.

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    The call for an end to all energy subsidies from Rep. Mike Pompeo, Kansas Republican, and Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, could be a laudable goal if it treated all energy resources fairly and treated energy fairly relative to other sectors ("Era of energy subsidies is over," Commentary, Monday). Unfortunately, their proposed legislation doesn't work that way. It unfairly singles out the most promising source of new manufacturing jobs while protecting billions of dollars in incentives for other energy sources and all non-energy sectors. Honest reform of tax incentives must start with a level playing field. The Pompeo/Ladrador proposal fails to do that.

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  • "I think it would be crazy for the House Republican leadership to enter into negotiations with him on immigration, and I'm a proponent of immigration reform," Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said Wednesday. "He's trying to destroy the Republican Party, and I think that anything that we do right now with the president on immigration will be with that same goal in mind, which is to destroy the Republican Party and not to get good policy."

    Immigration back on the front burner for Obama →

  • Rep. Raul R. Labrador, Idaho Republican, who had been part of immigration negotiations in the House before dropping out, said after Mr. Obama refused to negotiate with the GOP over spending and debt, he sees no reason to trust the White House on immigration now.

    GOP skeptical Obama will negotiate on immigration →

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