"I support Biodiesel" - Dubuque IA, 3-1-19
"Right now the waivers are are being handed out. And who gets the waivers? The guys who have connections. The big guys." - Dubuque IA, 3-1-19
"Yes. The Renewable Fuel Standard is important to support Iowa producers and ensure cleaner transportation fuels, which is why I have been a strong supporter of the Renewable Fuel Standard during my time in the Senate. Investing in renewables like corn ethanol, soy biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, switchgrass and biomass gives farmers a market they can count on and helps move us away from fossil fuels. The RFS has been, and will continue to be, an important policy for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, decreasing our reliance on foreign oil, modernizing our economy, providing opportunity to hundreds of thousands of Americans, including those central to Iowa’s economy. But the RFS is only one piece of the puzzle. We need to expand federal programs that work with farmers, small businesses, and co-ops to boost renewable energy, including for modes of transportation like aviation and maritime shipping, where there is potential for rapid growth and expansion of US produced biofuels."
- Candidate statement,10-30-19,