Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

H.R. 1960 (116th) — Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2019 (Beyer)

Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Co-sponsors: 0

The bill caps the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from crude oil, coal, and natural gas. It also establishes a declining cap on the quantity of permits issued to reduce CO2 emissions until 2050, at which point the permits issued will represent an amount 80 percent below 2005 CO2 emission levels. Treasury must issue permits for carbon capture and sequestration of CO2 from covered fuels. Auction proceeds and penalties are returned to U.S. citizens lawfully present in the United States using the Healthy Climate Trust Fund established by this bill. The Environmental Protection Agency must regulate within 10 years all sources of greenhouse gases that are anthropogenically emitted. This excludes gases attributable to the production of animals for food.

This bill addresses Green New Deal goal 2(M)p.10 to identify other emissions and remove them.
This bill addresses Green Real Deal goal 2(A)p.4 to reduce emissions.

carbon pricing