Your letter will be delivered to members of the U.S. House and Senate:
I am writing in support of recent legislation introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax, and strongly urge you to support the bill.
Crude oil prices are sharply rising, and gas at the pump is on average a dollar more than last year, at $4.21 per gallon. Companies like BP and Shell are raking in billions in additional profits, and if those profits were taxed, that money could go towards reducing energy bills for consumers.
By increasing taxes on big oil companies and providing direct payments to the public, we can help offset the economic hardship caused by high prices in the first place. We can help consumers with high energy prices by making Big Oil pay a tax on their windfall profits and sending a check to every American.
Please consider co-sponsoring the Big Oil Windfall Profits Tax. Thank you.