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Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive "hardship" waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the unprecedented number of small refinery "hardship" waivers granted.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to Members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy.
As your congressman, it is my job to listen to you and be your voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a position and duty I take seriously. I’m honored to do it every day and push forward on the issues Iowans care about. Last week, the Iowa State Fair brought together Iowans from across the state to celebrate our heritage.
2018 is quickly passing by and it’s important to reflect on our accomplishments as a community and country, and continue to strive towards improvements for Iowa.
The first half of 2018 has been busy and productive. I’ve been working hard on behalf of my bosses - the folks of Iowa’s Third District. I wanted to take a moment to report to you on just some of my work so far this year.
Just over a month ago, I wrote Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt had “hurt farmers, workers, and simply, hurt Iowa.” I said this because his actions were undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by handing out financial “hardship” waivers to a company which made a $1.5 billion profit in 2017.
President Trump said he wanted to uphold and strengthen the RFS and Administrator Pruitt was undermining that promise. Iowa is better off without Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.
Iowa Congressman David Young and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who directly rely on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
"Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy independence in the United States and play an important role in Iowa’s economy," the delegation said in the letter. "Across Iowa, cooperatives and renewable fuel plants dot the landscape. We invite you to visit Iowa and look forward to working with you."
It seems at every turn, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt is doing everything he can to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), despite President Trump’s pledges and wishes to preserve it. President Trump needs to have a serious conversation with Administrator Pruitt to uphold and enforce the RFS.
Iowa Congressman David Young supported H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act, also known as the rescission package, which passed the House of Representatives this evening.
"Washington has a spending problem and this rescissions package brings back taxpayer dollars which either can't be spent or were unused - this is simply Iowa commonsense," said Congressman Young.
Iowa Congressman David Young pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the administration's position on trade and expressed his frustration with the EPA issuing hardship waivers to companies who clearly are not experiencing a hardship. The questioning came during a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Wednesday.
Secretary Perdue indicated his support of more trade agreements saying he told the President to "go get a better deal."