Tax Incentive Action Page

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We need your help in growing the number of cosponsors on legislation to extend and modify the biodiesel tax incentive through 2020. The Senate introduced S. 944, led by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and 14 other sponsors. The House bill (H.R. 2383) mirrors the Senate bill and is led by U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), with Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) cosponsoring.

The House bill, whose text is available online here, is similar to legislation Sens. Grassley and Cantwell have introduced previously, including in past years when it cleared the Senate Finance Committee without objection. We would like to see more Members of Congress cosponsor this bill and show their support for U.S. biodiesel.  

Thanks to all who have reached out to their lawmakers and asked them to support this legislation so far. This is a positive step, but there is more work to do in the coming months. Please take the opportunity to contact your Members of Congress and their staff in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge cosponsorship.

We have made it easy for you. Click here to send a letter to your Member of Congress, urging support of the biodiesel producers tax incentive bill. On that page, you will be prompted to enter your zip code. After entering your zip code and clicking the “Check Zip Code” button, a sample letter will appear. You are welcome to add specific details about your role in the industry or continue without personalizing the letter. Incorporating details specific to the region, however, will remind your elected officials why the American biodiesel industry is critical to the state. Next, enter your name, mailing address and email address, and click “Submit” for the letter to be distributed to your Member of Congress. That’s it!

We will keep you posted on developments as they occur and issue action alerts, as appropriate. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need any help with contacting your lawmakers, please don’t hesitate to contact our Washington office at 202-737-8801.