House Approves Bill Prohibiting the Use of Funds for Any Regulation or Guidance Related to the Social Cost of Carbon

The U.S. House of Representatives approved an amended version of the fiscal 2019 energy and water spending bill (H.R. 5895) with a newly added provision “to prohibit the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.” This amendment was proposed by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and adopted by a vote of 212-201.

The Senate version of the spending legislation has yet to advance to the floor.