Iowa Congresswoman Axne calls for inclusion of biofuel in infrastructure bill

April 19, 2021 |

In Washington, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and four committee chairs to urge inclusion of investments and incentives for the biofuels sector in the House’s infrastructure proposal.

“Biofuels can and should be a part of the clean energy economy – and that starts with including it in our infrastructure bill. That’s what I told Secretary Buttigieg last week. That’s what I’ve told Secretary Vilsack and President Biden in the past. And with the House beginning to craft our own proposal, I’m letting my colleagues know what I’ll be fighting to see included,” said Rep. Axne. “I’ve heard it directly from the farmers and producers that I represent: our biofuels sector is ready and able to be a part of the clean energy solutions that we are finally going to get done in this Congress within this infrastructure bill. I am ready to support the robust infrastructure investments proposed by the White House, but our final proposals cannot forget this homegrown energy source that reduces our emissions and creates jobs across our nation.”

In her letter, Rep. Axne highlights the economic and emissions advantages that would come with investing in the biofuels sector.

On a recent call with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Rep. Axne raised concerns about the omission of biofuels solutions from the White House’s initial infrastructure proposal.

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