H.R. 2014: Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act
Author's Summary: "A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on greenhouse gas emissions."
IB Summary: According to Citizen's Climate Lobby: "This bill is clearly and admirably designed to reach across the aisle to Republicans... However, because the bill includes up to 2% of the revenue for assistance to coal miners, it is not revenue-neutral. Our experience strongly suggests this is a non-starter for Republicans. We fear the rate of increase in this bill is too low to meet climate targets established by the scientific community."
Status: Introduced on 4/6/17. Sent to the House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means committees.
Other: Co-sponsored by Jared Polis.