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  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to help the oil refining industry cope with the nation's biofuels regulation, but would never agree on anything that diminishes the program. Representatives of both sides gathered on Wednesday at the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from Senator Ted Cruz of Texas to help the oil refining industry cope with the nation's biofuels regulation, but would never agree on anything that diminishes the program. Representatives of both sides gathered on Wednesday at the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 13- U.S. renewable fuel credits have sunk to their lowest levels in two months amid efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to mediate talks between oil and corn interests over ways help refiners meet the country's biofuels policy, traders said. Prices of renewable fuel credits were trading at roughly 74 cents on Wednesday, its lowest...

  • Dec 12- The White House will host talks between the rival oil and ethanol industries on Wednesday in hopes of brokering a deal to help refiners struggling to meet the country's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter. The meeting comes after the White House last week pressured Midwest lawmakers to take part in talks over possible tweaks...

  • Roy Moore, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama, smiles as he speaks during a campaign rally in Fairhope, Alabama, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

    Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is drawing a distinction between sexual assault accusations against the liberal Franken and conservative Roy Moore.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

    Chuck Grassley says the GOP still needs to compromise on the treatment of the alternative minimum tax and state and local tax deductions.

  • Sen. Grassley: These are two big sticking points on tax overhaul plan

    Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Finance Committee member, discusses the GOP’s tax overhaul plan.

  • White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly on Thursday called Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of corn-growing state Iowa- a leading supporter of the biofuels industry- to discuss the possibility of a meeting, Grassley's office told Reuters on Friday. And Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue called Republican Senator Joni Ernst, also of Iowa, on the issue, a...

  • Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and James Lankford of Oklahoma also said Trump expressed a desire to help refiners in a way that protected the interests of farmers, but that more discussions were needed. The White House said the meeting was productive and that Trump remained committed to the RFS, farmers and energy workers.

  • Republican Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and James Lankford of Oklahoma also said Trump expressed a desire to help refiners in a way that also protected the interests of farmers, but that more discussions were needed. A White House official did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the meeting. The White House said earlier in the day the...

  • Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana told reporters after the meeting that Trump's attitude was to "get it done." A White House official did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the meeting. The White House said earlier in the day the meeting would include Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, Agriculture...

  • Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will lead a delegation of lawmakers in a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday to argue for changes to the nation's biofuels policy to protect oil refining jobs. "will listen to the concerns of senators who represent these workers, with the hope of finding common ground on both sides of this debate," said Lindsay Walters, a White...

  • Mark Sanford, R- S.C., said Tuesday as leaders in the House and Senate hailed their respective measures as an advantage for working Americans. Asked why GOP leaders label it a middle-class tax cut, Sanford said, "There is certainly a chicken in every pot, in essence. Both the House and Senate have passed massive tax bills that would provide steep tax cuts for businesses...

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

    "Death ought to not be a reason for having taxation," the longtime Iowa Republican says.

  • Sen. Charles Grassley: I have ‘great confidence’ tax bill can be worked out

    Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Judiciary Committee chairman and Finance Committee member, discusses the GOP tax reform bill.

  • WASHINGTON— A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies." The seven-term senator, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, made the comments about the estate...

  • Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) listens to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (2nd R) as they attend a press event on tax reform with Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan and other congressional Republicans September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Analysis by economists in both parties has shown that no tax cut in modern history has ever "paid for itself" by generating a surge in revenues.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

    A new analysis about the impact of the Senate tax plan on economic growth is very conservative, Sen. Charles Grassley said.

  • Sen. Grassley on tax bill: I believe accomodating changes get us to 52 votes

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Senate Finance Committee member, discusses his support for the Republican-backed tax plan and what it could take to bring undecided colleagues to a "yes" vote.

  • Nov 30- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat. That will include 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuels like corn-based ethanol, in line with 2017, and 4.29 billion...