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Feinstein-Coburn Bill to End Ethanol Tariff Unites Progressives and Conservatives

by Leticia Phillips on May 18, 2011

The bipartisan effort in the Senate to end the ethanol tariff and subsidy is garnering considerable praise among editorialists across the country and ideological spectrum. From the heart of liberal activism in San Francisco to the halls of one of DC’s most conservative think tanks, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act is uniting unlikely supporters of every stripe. Read More

An Encouraging Sign: Sens. Coburn and Feinstein Join Forces

by Leticia Phillips on May 04, 2011

In yet another sign of mounting support for ethanol reform, news broke last night of a fresh bipartisan effort to end the tariff on imported ethanol and the ethanol subsidy that costs taxpayers $6 billion per year. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced an amendment to the small business bill that would sunset both policies less than two months from today. The unlikely pair is joined by five co-sponsors from across the country and political aisle – and a vast coalition spanning business associations, taxpayer advocates, hunger and development organizations, agricultural groups, free-market groups, religious organizations, environmental groups, budget hawks, and public interest organizations. Read More

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