Bills in Congress for Greenhouse Gas Cuts and Worker Transition

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Current Laws

Proposals and Current Laws

(Click for tran­si­tions table 1 & GHG fees)

New Day 4

Whitehouse +7

Duckworth

Grijalva +19

O'Halleran +3

McKinley +1

Gabbard +46

Sanders +2/0

Deutch +78 cosponsors

Van Hollen and Beyer

Larson +7

Whitehouse +3 and Blumenauer +1

Coons +1 and Panetta +5

Delaney +2

Fitzpatrick +3

Joint Tax Committee Estimates

Trade Adjust-ment Assis-tance (TAA)

Work­force Innova­tion & Opportu­nity Act (WIOA)

Bill numbers in 2020 (2021)

 

 

(S2085)

S4306

HR5986

HR4318

 

 

 

HR763

(HR2307)

S940 + HR1960

HR4142

S1128

S2284 + HR4051

 

HR4520

 

 

 

Bill numbers in 2018 (115th)

 

 

 

 

 

HR6819

HR 3671

S2398 S2399 (2015)

S3791+ HR7173

S2352+ HR4889

HR4209

S1639+ HR3420

 

HR2014

HR6463

 

19USC 12-II-2

29USC 3174 + 3225

Name

 

Save Our Future

Marshall Plan for Coal Country

Environmental Justice for All

PROMISE

HELP

OFF

Clean Engy Wrker Just Tran / Clim Prot+Just

Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend

Healthy Climate & Family Security

America Wins

American Opportunity Carbon Fee

Climate Action Rebate

Tax Pollution, Not Profits

MARKET CHOICE

Fossil Fuel Preferences / Tax Expenditures

 

 

Funded by carbon fee per ton, if any

 

$54+6% / year over CPI CO2e, incl. F-gases, PM2.5,  SO2, NOx Methane multiplier =72

none

Mineral, oil+gas leases

none

none

none, cut tax benefits. Require 80% clean energy by 2027, 100% by 2035

$15 + 9%/yr

$15 + $10 /yr fossil CO2e

Auction price fossil CO2 as if burnt

$52 +6%/year over CPI CO2

$52 +6%/year over CPI CO2e, including F-gases

$15 + $15 /yr fossil CO2e and 20% as much on F-gases[1]

$30 +4%/yr CO2e

$35 +5%/yr over CPI CO2e from fuel, concrete, +other (repeals gas tax)

none, cut tax benefits

 

 

Revenue projected in first 10 years

 

 

none

 

none

none

$1.5 billion

$1 trillion

$3 trillion, REMI[2]

$2 trillion[3]

$2 trillion, EMF[4]

$2 trillion, EMF

$4 trillion[5]

 

$10-$30 billion

 

 

Set aside for former energy workers

$2.6-14 billion /yr

 

3.5 billion /year

 

unknown

unknown

$500 million /year

 

$3 billion /year

none

none

unknown part of $7 billion /year

unknown part of $10 billion /year

2%, modeled on TAA[6]

2% for 10 years

2.25% (3% of 75%)

 

 

 

Health benefits

X

X

Medicare A

state option

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

state option

X

X

X

 

X

 

Early retirement

X

 

 

state option

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

state option

X

X

X

 

 

 

Training

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

state option

X

X

X

 

X

X

Relocation expenses

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

state option

X

X

X

 

 

X

Extended unemployment benefits

X

X

 

state option

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

X

 

Jobs

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Supplement if they take another job

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

state option

X

 

 

 

X

 

Business start-up incubator and seed money

X

X

X

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commuting expenses if a worker needs to travel far, but not move

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

state option

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job search costs and advice

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

state option

 

 

 

 

 

X

Weatherization+retrofit

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to local governments

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

House links

 

 

 

hr5986/text

hr4318/text

hr6819/text

hr3671/text

summary

hr2307/text

hr1960/text

hr4209/text

hr3420/text

hr4051/text

hr2014/text

hr6463/text

JCX-15-16

benefits

workers

Senate links

draft

s text

s text

 

 

 

 

s2398 s2399

bill-text

s...text

 

s1639/text

s...text

 

 

JCX-55-19

law

law

Fossil fuel workers eligible no matter what made their job disappear?

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

na

na

Y

Y

Y

N

N

 

N

Y

Note McKinley+Schrader in 2020 drafted a bill requiring research until 2030, then emission standards

 

Subcommittees which Bills Have Been Assigned to in 2020 (Senate bills not yet assigned to subcommittees)

 

HR 763

Energy Subctte, of Ctte on Energy + Commerce

 

HR 4051

Health Subctte, of Ctte on Veterans' Affairs

Conservation + Forestry Subctte, of Ctte on Agriculture

Water, Oceans, + Wildlife Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

National Parks, Forests, + Public Lands Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

 

HR 4142

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Water Resources + Environment Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Highways + Transit Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Railroads, Pipelines, + Hazardous Materials Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

Aviation Subctte, of Ctte on Transportation + Infrastructure

 

HR 4318

Energy + Mineral Resources Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

Indigenous Peoples Subctte, of Ctte on Natural Resources

 



[1] Fee is based on "use" of the gas, not leaks, after it enters the transmission system (9901(o)), plus fuels emitted to atmosphere (9901(f)(5). Some authors ignore 9901(f)(5) and say it omits methane leaks. 10% on fluorinated gases is in 9904(b)(2).

Imports also pay border adjustment on leaks from wells and storage (9908((c)(1)(A) "full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions" defined in 9901(l) and (t) "fuel's upstream greenhouse gas emissions").

[2] REMI 2014. Nystrom, Scott, and Patrick Luckow. "The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax ." REMI and Synapse Study, Regional Economic Model Institute, 9 June 2014, eenews.net/assets/2014/06/09/document_cw_01.pdf

[3] Resources for the Future Carbon Pricing Initiative estimates it will have similar price and emissions as $52/tonne price, rising slightly, which EMF 32 estimates will collect $2 trillion over 10 years https://www.rff.org/cpc/

[4] McFarland, James R., et al. “Overview of The EMF 32 Study on U.S. Carbon Tax Scenarios.” Climate Change Economics, vol. 9, no. 1, 20 Mar. 2018, p. 22, worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/S201000781840002X

[5] Climate Action Rebate starts the same as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and rises 50% faster, so will raise about a third more.

[6] 40% of 5%, modeled on TAA, 9512(c)(3)(A)(iv) and 9512(g)(1).