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Title: Requires Congressional Approval Prior to Establishing a Tax on Carbon Emissions
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 367 that requires congressional approval to establish a carbon tax.
- Expands the definition of “major rule” to include a rule that implements or provides for the collection of a carbon tax.
- Defines “carbon tax” as a fee, levy, or price on the following:
- Emissions, including carbon dioxide emissions generated by the burning of coal, natural gas, or oil; or
- Coal, natural gas, or oil based on emissions, including carbon dioxide generated through combustion.