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Fast Tracked Gas Tax Increase Slows Iowa Taxpayers at the Pumps

by Timothy Howland / /

A swift blow was dealt to taxpayers in Iowa yesterday as Governor Branstad signed a bill in to law to hike gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents a gallon.  The increase resulting from Senate File 257 equates to a more than 45% boost in a single year, making Iowa’s 32 cent per gallon gas tax higher than five of its neighboring states.


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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: NTU Spearheads Effort for Tax Reform NOW, & Budget & Revenue Figures!

by Douglas Kellogg, Dan Barrett / /

NTUF's Dan Barrett and NTU's Nan Swift join the podcast to discuss the latest legislation, tax reform bills, and record federal revenues. NTU President Pete Sepp on 68 policy leaders sending a message to Congress to reform the tax code now! Plus,
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Letters 

NTU writes in support of the “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of your "Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act." This bill would eliminate the corn ethanol mandate, reduce the cellulosic ethanol mandate, and cap ethanol blends at E10. To
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Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Senators to vote “Yes” on S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "Yes" on S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and bring with it tens of thousands of jobs in many sectors of the economy.
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 351, the "LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act," which would put in place common-sense deadlines and processes for application review and approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility
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Letters 

NTU writes to endorse H.R. 351, the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse H.R. 351, the "LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act." This legislation would put in place common-sense deadlines and processes for application review and approval
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Vote Alert 

“YES” on H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, which would accelerate the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications.
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Letters 

NTU writes in support of H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 161, your Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. This legislation would accelerate the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications. Str
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Vote Alert 

NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on H.R. 3

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 3, which would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and bring with it tens of thousands of jobs in many sectors of the economy.
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Letters 

An Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Support H.R. 3: Keystone XL Pipeline Act

by Nan Swift / /

Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This legislation would clear the way for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing with it te
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