“Since I returned as Chairman of the Finance Committee last year, a top priority was the extension of the so-called extenders, which include a significant number of green-energy policies that remained expired for nearly two years,” Grassley wrote. “That priority was frustrated by a lack of interest or enthusiasm on the part of many who have traditionally supported addressing tax incentives intended to encourage, among other things, the production and use of clean and renewable fuels, to promote electricity generation from certain clean and renewable sources, and to build more energy efficient buildings and homes.”
“Repeated attempts were made to find a path forward to markup tax extenders and a handful of new associated energy provisions,” Grassley continued. “Yet each time, the insistence on expanding the EV credit, primarily to the benefit of high income earners, continually derailed these efforts. All this, despite the strong opposition to such an expansion on the Committee and in the Senate, which virtually assured that such a bill, even if it could be reported by the Committee, would have no path to success.”
Grassley reiterated that he remains open to continuing discussions started last year and that he looks forward to advancing bipartisan energy policies that can be enacted into law.
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