WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) led a letter to Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to continue resisting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) efforts to advance renewable energy tax credit extensions in any COVID-19 response efforts.
“As Congress and the Trump Administration discuss further efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, our Democratic colleagues continue to puppet renewable energy tax credit extensions,” the senators wrote. “We once again urge you to reject these demands as they are unrelated to the current public health crisis.”
In the letter, the senators highlighted legislation they are working on to support energy sources like coal, nuclear, and carbon capture and use technologies.
“It is time to level the playing field,” the senators concluded. “Either we finally let these credits expire or balance the equation with incentives for baseload generation, innovative technology and energy infrastructure.”
Senator Cramer was joined on the letter by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Hoeven (R-ND), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).