Congresswoman McCollum Urges Congress to Extend the Wind Energy Tax Credit
Mr. Speaker, this “do nothing” Republican-Tea Party Congress is killing jobs with its endless political games. This week’s gimmick vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a meaningless vote to deny millions of American’s healthcare. Meanwhile, this House’s failure to pass an extension of the Wind Energy Tax Credit to producers of all-American energy is killing jobs. Roughly 37,000 American jobs in the wind energy sector are at risk.
Minnesota is a leader in wind energy production. But, because of its refusal to act, this Congress is causing businesses to lay people off – killing jobs and harming our clean energy future. The Wind Energy Tax Credit supports the clean energy developers, manufacturers, and construction companies in Minnesota and across the country.
This Republican-Tea Party Congress needs to stop the gimmicks, stop killing jobs, and instead immediately pass the Wind Energy Tax Credit to save and create more American jobs.