Legislation will help reduce fuel prices and support Wisconsin’s farmers, producers, and rural communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined her Democratic and Republican colleagues in reintroducing the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023. The legislation would allow the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10% helping to lower fuel prices, support farmers and producers, and provide certainty in fuel markets.
“Biofuels are a homegrown energy solution that help cut the price at the pump, reduce our reliance on foreign countries’ oil, and support Wisconsin’s farmers and producers,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am excited to join this legislation with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to ensure cleaner E15 fuel is available year-round, supporting jobs in rural communities and our Made in America economy.”
The legislation was led by U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and also cosponsored by Senators John Thune (R-SD), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tina Smith (D-MN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and John Hoeven (R-ND).
This legislation is endorsed by: National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, the America Farm Bureau Federation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, American Petroleum Institute, SIGMA, National Association of Truck Stop Operators, National Association of Convenience Stores.
Earlier this year, Senator Baldwin joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging the permit of the year-round sale of E15 fuel in 2023 in order to reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign sources of energy and utilize American agriculture as an energy solution.
Full text of the bill is available here.