The resolution, from Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterSenate panel advances Trump nominee who wouldn't say if Brown v. Board of Education was decided correctly Planned Parenthood targets judicial nominee over abortion comments Trump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge MORE (R-La.) and 17 other GOP senators, comes despite the Obama administration recently indicating that it will not be proposing a tax on carbon usage any time soon. 

"What I can tell you is that we have not proposed and have no intention of proposing a carbon tax," White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Jan. 23.

But the resolution nonetheless shows the strong opposition to the idea from Republicans.

The short resolution says a carbon tax would "increase the cost of every good manufactured in the United States" and would "harm the entire United States manufacturing sector." In contrast, it says domestic-energy production has led to "significant job growth," and that access to affordable and reliable energy sources are "critical to maintaining the United States' global competitiveness."