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S. 139 (108th): Climate Stewardship Act of 2003

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A bill to provide for a program of scientific research on abrupt climate change, to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by establishing a market-driven system of greenhouse gas tradeable allowances that could be used interchangably with passenger vehicle fuel economy standard credits, to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and reduce dependence upon foreign oil, and ensure benefits to consumers from the trading in such allowances.

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Sponsor and status

Joseph Lieberman

Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2003
Length: 58 pages
Introduced
Jan 9, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 9, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: S. 139 - Climate Stewardship Act of 2003 (Oct 29, 2003)

What legislators are saying

KYOTO WOULD KILL COAL, INHOFE SAYS Coal producing states should be aware of candidates job destroying positions
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Apr 26, 2004

SENATE REJECTS KYOTO-LIKE BILL THAT WOULD COST JOBS, HURT THE ECONOMY Bill fails even after sponsors dilute its provisions to garner more votes
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Oct 30, 2003

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History

Jan 9, 2003
 
Introduced

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Oct 30, 2003
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reference Change.

S. 139 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 139. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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