June 21,2007

Baucus Comment On Energy Tax Incentives Vote

Washington, DC – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) issued comment today following the Senate’s vote against a package of renewable energy tax incentives slated for conclusion in H.R. 6, the energy bill currently under consideration:

“The Senate’s very close vote on energy tax incentives today left the American people on the losing end. I’m disappointed that a sufficient number of my colleagues could not see their way to supporting energy policies that can start freeing our country from foreign oil. I’m disappointed that some chose to keep the business-as-usual energy policy that has given us three-dollar-a-gallon gasoline and a warming climate as well.

“The Finance Committee worked together to produce this responsible package of tax incentives for renewable energy, and passed it by a margin of three-to-one. I fully intend to move these sound energy measures forward in the days ahead.”

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