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  • Regarding the Excise Tax Levied on Liquefied Natural Gas

    by Senator Ron Wyden

    Posted on 2014-12-12

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    WYDEN. Madam President, I support the amendment from the Senators from Colorado and North Carolina and I especially want to thank Senator Bennet for his leadership on this issue. I was proud to help them by including it in the highway legislation mentioned by the Senator from Colorado and I regret that the measure is not included in any of the bills we are considering as we wind down this Congress. I would like to commit to working with my colleagues to find an appropriate vehicle for moving this proposal early next year.

    Mr. HATCH. Madam President, I was a cosponsor of this amendment to the highway bill in the Finance Committee and understand the importance of equalizing the tax rate between LNG and propane and diesel fuel. Unfortunately, we cannot add this amendment that I support to this time-sensitive legislation. Senator Burr and Senator Bennet, I hope to find an opportunity to include this important provision regarding LNG and propane in legislation next year. This inequitable treatment of LNG and propane deserves a better fate than what exists under current law. I especially want to thank Senator Burr for his tireless efforts on this issue.


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