Source of claim
NextGen Climate Action Committee in a television ad called "Factory" running in
The television ad by the political action committee founded by hedge fund manager and environmentalist
Ernst's opponent is U.S. Rep.
The RFS provides subsidies to renewable fuels industries, such as ethanol and biodiesel, which support thousands of jobs and help fuel
Ernst has called on TV stations, including KCRG-TV9, to remove the ad claiming it "deliberately distorts information." KCRG-TV9 is not removing the ad.
The ad begins with a narrator describing how the closing of
The ad claims Ernst's "pledge to the special interests could cost
One man asks, "What are we going to do if we don't have people working?"
The ad is referring to Ernst signing a pledge in 2013 with Americans for Tax Relief.
Signers of the pledge "oppose efforts to increase marginal income tax rates for individuals and businesses" and "oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."
The pledge doesn't address subsidies.
However, in reading the column, Ernst never said that.
Rants quoted from Ernst's staff, who laid out Ernst's position on RFS.
Ernst has made similar comments and taken action in recent months that supports the RFS. In January, she signed a resolution in the
Ernst said she opposes subsidies philosophically, and "would" eliminate them in a perfect world in which all subsidies are eliminated. But, in the same breath, she has said she will "passionately" defend the RFS until that day comes.
Ernst has also taken several steps to protect the RFS, including supporting resolutions and writing to the
Her efforts run contrary to
RFS resolution: http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp? Category=billinfo & Service=Billbook & menu=false & ga=85 & hbill=SR101
Ernst letter to
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