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Letters 

NTU Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Address Broken RFS

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We write to you about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is increasingly recognized as a failed policy in need of attention by Congress. With the exception of the corn and ethanol industries, which continue to benefit from the RFS mandate, nearly everyone else suffers under this unfair and destructive policy. We ask that the Committee consider and mark-up legislation to address the RFS as soon as possible.


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Letters 

NTU Supports Tennessee Bill to Push Back Against EPA Regulations

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I am pleased to endorse your legislation, Tennessee House Bill 868. This bill would require legislative approval of a state emissions reduction plan before it could be submitted to the federal governme
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Blog 

Regrettably, Senate Sustains Keystone Veto

by Nan Swift / /

Wednesday afternoon, the Senate came only five votes short of overriding President Obama's veto of S. 1, the "Keystone Pipeline Approval Act." While unsurprising, this is a major disappointment for people who want to see more jobs and increased access to
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Blog 

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 Io
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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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