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S. 761: Executive Branch Emissions Transparency Act

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About the bill

The president’s house may be white, but how green is it?


President Joe Biden has implemented a number of policies aimed at tackling the climate crisis, from rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement to pausing new federal oil and gas leases. Republicans oppose these policies, arguing (among other things) that they raise prices for consumers.

For years, conservatives have enjoyed painting supposedly eco-warrior Democrats as hypocrites for their own personal carbon emissions, such as Al Gore’s 10,070 square foot five-bedroom house with a heated pool in Tennessee, or Barack Obama’s 8,200 square foot nine-bedroom house in the upscale Kalorama Heights section of Washington, D.C..

What the bill does

The Executive Branch Emissions Transparency Act would require publication of carbon emission levels by the president, vice president, and all political …

Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Mar 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 16, 2021

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4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 16, 2021

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S. 761 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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