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Seventh District Lawmaker Calls On House Leaders To Follow Suit; Pass Ethanol Subsidy Repeal Bill
WASHINGTON– The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 Thursday to repeal the nearly $6 billion per year ethanol subsidy, a sign that lawmakers are serious about ending wasteful and unnecessary subsidies amid mounting concerns over deficit spending and debt, Congressman Leonard Lance said today.
Seventh District Lawmaker Says Effort Would Save Taxpayers $6 billion
WASHINGTON – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today called on New Jersey’s two U.S. Senators to support an amendment that would eliminate the fiscally irresponsible ethanol production subsidy that costs taxpayers approximately $6 billion.
Lawmaker Calls for an Open Debate Regarding the Future of a Wasteful, Duplicative Federal Program
WASHINGTON – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today joined U.S. Reps. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Steve Womack (R-AK) in calling for an open and transparent debate on the House floor regarding the future of the federal ethanol policy. Lance argues that federal subsidies for ethanol are duplicative and wasteful.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) called on President Obama to use every resource at his disposal — including foreign maritime assistance and American ingenuity — to find solutions to the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
“The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an unprecedented tragedy. As such extraordinary steps must be taken to stop the flow of oil and begin the long process of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico,” Lance said in his letter.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
“The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day should serve as a reminder that United States must adopt a national energy policy that reduces our dependence on foreign oil, ensures our national security and leads us on a path toward cleaner, more efficient energy. This means increasing production of American-made energy in an environmentally safe way while promoting conservation and greater efficiency.