Kerry, Lieberman tap corporate execs to push their climate bill

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 CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperSenate Finance Dems want more transparency on trade from Trump Overnight Energy: California regulators vote to close nuclear plant | Watchdog expands Pruitt travel probe | Washington state seeks exemption from offshore drilling plan Overnight Regulation: Fight erupts over gun export rules | WH meets advocates on prison reform | Officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements | New IRS guidance on taxes 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.