Veterans Join Lawmakers in Call for Extension of Wind Energy Incentive

A group of lawmakers joined 40 veterans - many of whom have found post-military careers in the wind energy industry - Wednesday to urge Congress to include an extension of the production tax credit for wind energy in year-end legislation to continue expiring tax provisions. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said the production tax credit for wind is working and should be part of the effort in Washington to help get more Americans working. He added that certainty about tax policy and affordable energy are factors for economic growth. According to Grassley - as much energy as possible should be produced at home to create jobs and strengthen economic and national security.

The Senate Finance Committee passed an amendment to extend the production tax credit for wind in August. Legislation to extend the production tax credit in the House of Representatives has 118 co-sponsors.

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