Senate Passes Ethanol Subsidy Amendment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has voted 73 to 27 to approve an amendment that will end a 45-cent per gallon subsidy given to ethanol refiners, and the 54-cent per gallon tariff on imported ethanol.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has voted 73 to 27 to approve an amendment that will end a 45-cent per gallon subsidy given to ethanol refiners, and the 54-cent per gallon tariff on imported ethanol. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Tom Coburn, R.-Okla. And Sen. Diane Feinstein, D.-Calif., would cut billions in annual support for the U.S. ethanol industry. It will be attached to an underlying economic development bill, which the Senate will debate separately.

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