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H.R. 7173 (115th): Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018

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About the bill

Should America institute a tax on the main pollutant contributing to global warming?

What the bill does

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would create a $15 tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide, the main pollutant contributing to global warming. That tax would then increase by $10 per year.

In addition, it would create a tariff for “carbon-intensive imported goods” coming from countries without their own carbon tax. The bill’s sponsors claim that all the revenues collected would be rebated back to American taxpayers.

The bill was introduced in the House on November 27 as H.R. 7173 by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL22).

What supporters say

Supporters argue that the evidence that human-caused climate change is real is overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that the effects would be ...

Sponsor and status

Theodore “Ted” Deutch

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018
Length: 47 pages
Nov 27, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 27, 2018, 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).


9 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What stakeholders are saying

Citizens' Climate Lobby We fully support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018. This policy will drive down America’s carbon pollution while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. We support it because it’s:


Nov 27, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 7173 (115th) 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 H.R. 7173. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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