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Congresswoman McCollum Urges Congress to Extend the Wind Energy Tax Credit

July 9, 2012
Statements For the Record

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.