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Sens. Udall, Grassley and Reps. McNerney, King join Veterans in Calling for Extension of Wind Production Tax Credit

By Stephanie Dreyer | 11.27.12
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WASHINGTON, DC—On Wednesday, November 28th at 12:40pm ET, the clean energy campaign Operation Free will host a bipartisan, bicameral press conference with Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.), Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and veterans from around the country to discuss the importance of extending the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). The veterans, many of whom have found post-military careers in the wind energy industry, are participating in a two day fly-in in which they will meet with members of Congress from their home states.

The Wind PTC is due to expire at the end of this year unless Congress votes to renew it.  The wind PTC supports thousands of good-paying, middle-class jobs throughout the country. Americans of all stripes, including veterans, have benefited from the job opportunities and growth created by the wind energy industry.

 

At the press conference, Sens. Udall and Grassley and Reps. McNerney and King will release a new petition signed by veterans across the country urging Congress to extend the tax credit.

 

WHO:

Mike Breen, Operation Free Spokesman and former U.S. Army Captain
Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.)
Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D- Calif.)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
Veterans from across the country

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:40pm -1:10pm ET

WHERE
:  Room SVC-202-203 of the United States Capitol, Washington, DC

Please RSVP to Stephanie at sdreyer@trumanproject.org or 914-715-6087

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Operation Free is a nationwide coalition of veterans and national security experts working to secure America with clean energy. Operation Free is a campaign of the Truman National Security Project.