A bill to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program to regulate the entry of fossil carbon into commerce in the United States to promote clean energy jobs and economic growth and avoid dangerous interference with the climate of the Earth, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Washington. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 39 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on December 11, 2009, 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).
1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Expert Testimony Calls for Climate Legislation over EPA Regulation of Carbon”
— Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] (Sponsor) on Jul 14, 2010
“Cantwell, Collins Meet with President Obama, Senate Colleagues, on Clean Energy Legislation”
— Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2010
Dec 11, 2009
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S. 2877 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2877. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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