Kerry, Lieberman tap corporate execs to push their climate bill

Sens. John KerryJohn KerryCongress, Trump need a united front to face down Iran One year ago today we declared ISIS atrocities as genocide Trump’s realism toward Iran is stabilizing force for Middle East MORE (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the authors of a bill to combat global warming, met with several high-ranking corporate executives on Thursday to build momentum for their legislation.

Nearly 20 senators attended the meeting with the CEOs of General Electric, Dow Corning and Honeywell International.
 

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Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.) was the only Republican to attend the meeting.
 
George Davis, the chief financial officer of Applied Materials Inc., also attended the meeting.
 
The CEOs argued that capping carbon emissions would create an economic incentive to pursue renewable energy technologies and create green jobs in the United States.
 
“They’ve been very vocal in saying there needs to be a price on carbon,” said Sen. Tom CarperTom CarperDems question potential Kushner real estate deal with Chinese firm Dems introduce MAR-A-LAGO Act to publish visitor logs Making water infrastructure a priority MORE (D-Del.). “The audience they need to convince to do something this year is us, Democrats and Republicans.
 
“The best way for them to present their message to us is to do it face to face,” said Carper, who called the meeting "very persuasive.”
 
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Ben Geman contributed to this report.