Senators Support Use of Tariffs as Border Measures in Climate Plan

"When we unilaterally disarm, which is what we do with strengthening our environmental rules and not requiring imported goods to reflect those costs, it's not protectionism, it's fair play. This bill doesn't pass if it doesn't take care of manufacturing, and I don't think you can fully take care of manufacturing without some border equalization." - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
"There's no reason that other countries should be able to have a free ride in this area. And if there's a way we can have a level playing field, in terms of carbon dioxide, since it is a global issue, we ought to try and do it."- Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)