PROVE IT Companionship

Axios Pro
September 7, 2023
By Nick Sobczyk

Democrat Scott Peters and Republican John Curtis plan to introduce a House version of the PROVE IT Act, the bipartisan carbon data bill making its way around the Hill.

Democrat Chris Coons and Republican Kevin Cramer led introduction in the Senate — where it’s got six other cosponsors — back in June.

Cramer sees carbon tariffs as climate policy that Republicans can get behind because they fit into the GOP’s increasingly protectionist policy views.

For Senate moderates, it’s an easier sell, he said during an event hosted by the Climate Leadership Council Thursday morning.

“The bigger question becomes, what about Republicans in the House? It’s a much more emotional place to work,” he joked.