June 21,2007

Baucus Comment on Senate Passage of Energy Legislation

Washington, DC – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) commented
tonight following Senate passage of H.R. 6, an energy bill. Baucus voted in favor of the
legislation. Earlier today, the Senate failed to include in the bill a package of tax incentives
promoting renewable and alternative energies, approved with bipartisan support by the Finance
Committee this week.

From Chairman Baucus:

“This energy bill makes a good start on moving America away from our dependence on
foreign oil, and toward energy sources that our children and their children can rely on far
into the future. A sensible, targeted package of tax incentives for renewable energy would
have made this bill much stronger, and served the American people better. I voted yes
tonight on the energy bill, but the job is only partway done. The full Senate must work
together on energy tax incentives that will encourage the development and use of renewable
and alternative energy, and invest in a more secure energy supply for American generations
to come.”

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