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house Bill H.R. 1337

America's Energy Security Trust Fund Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 5th, 2009

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America's Energy Security Trust Fund Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the United States domestic energy supply.


America's Energy Security Trust Fund Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an excise tax on any taxable carbon substance sold by a manufacturer, producer, or importer. Defines "taxable carbon substance" as: (1) coal (including lignite and peat); (2) petroleum and any petroleum products; and (3) natural gas that is extracted, manufactured, or produced in the United States, or entered into the United States for consumption, use, or warehousing. Establishes in the Treasury the America's Energy Security Trust Fund to finance research in clean energy technology, assist industries negatively affected by this Act, and provide carbon tax rebates to individual taxpayers. Allows individual taxpayers a tax credit equal to carbon tax rebate amounts calculated by the Secretary of the Treasury. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to study and report to Congress on the best methods to assess and collect taxes on non-carbon greenhouse gases. Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should establish binding agreements with major greenhouse gas emitting nations to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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