|Loebsack Pushes Speaker Boehner to Renew Wind Energy Credit Immediately|
|News Releases - Science & Technology|
|Written by Joe Hand|
|Friday, 16 November 2012 09:38|
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today led the push, along with a group of lawmakers, in calling for the passage of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy. The lawmakers took to the House floor to call on Speaker Boehner to bring up and pass legislation to extend the wind energy tax credit, which expires at the end of the year. Video of his remarks can be found here.
“Iowa is the second largest producer of wind energy. Wind manufacturing involves about 200 companies and 6,000 good-paying jobs for Iowans,” said Loebsack on the House floor. “Congress should not play games with people’s jobs and pull the rug out from an industry employing thousands in the middle of an economic downturn. The wind credit is also important for energy production and job creation. Congress must extend the wind credit now, before more jobs are lost.”
Loebsack has taken the lead in Congress to demand that Speaker Boehner act to ensure the jobs associated with wind energy, including 6,000 in Iowa, are not lost because of the inaction by the Leadership in the House. Since the beginning of the year, Loebsack has met personally with the President to encourage his leadership on this issue and stressed the importance of passing this legislation on multiple occasions with Speaker Boehner.###
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