Ilhan Omar, Minnesota’s first-term representative, is moving to halt the Trump administration from what she says is flagrant abuse of a renewable energy department credit program.
It is anticipated that the House and others will vote on that amendment later this week. “Rep. Omar’s amendment is an significant instrument to guarantee that the Energy Department fulfills its obligation to use Title XVII credits only for the reasons initially designed for Congress,” said Yahoo News, a Democratic assistant to the House Appropriations Committee. “The amendment’s language sends an unmistakable signal
If Congress endorses Omar’s suggestion, other energy projects backed by the Trump administration could also lose out on federal loans.
“It’s extremely worrying that this administration is trying to use a renewable power program to line up polluter pockets,” Omar told Yahoo News. “It is our responsibility in the legislative branch to ensure that these grants go to their intended recipients— and to make it crystal clear that they can not end up in the hands of polluters. Grants for renewable energy initiatives should be directed towards renewable energy. Period.