Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyDozens of senators push EPA for higher ethanol mandate Civil liberties group mobilizes against surveillance amendment Brother may I? Congress must reform senseless drug regulation MORE (R-Iowa) demanded that any tax extender package include the wind energy tax credit.
“I’m concerned about rumors that some are working to leave out or shorten the extension of the wind energy tax credit,” Grassley said on the Senate floor Thursday. “I agree the tax code has gotten too cluttered … but it doesn’t mean we should pull the rug out from under domestic energy producers.”
“Tax season is unpleasant enough without us adding to it,” Grassley said. “It’s now time to get to work and get the extenders bill done.”
Iowa is a large producer of wind energy. Some Republicans in the House want to end the wind energy tax because they say it helps the government pick "winners and losers" in the energy sector. Grassley pointed out that oil companies also get tax deals from the government.