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Nussle Votes to Prevent Terrorism
9/28/2006 - Congressman Jim Nussle today voted to protect our homeland by monitoring terrorists communicating with individuals in the United States.  The Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act (H.R. 5825) passed the U.S. House on a bipartisan vote of 232-191. (full story...)

Nussle Votes for Increased Border Security and Strict Enforcement of Immigration Laws
9/21/2006 - Congressman Jim Nussle today voted to combat illegal immigration by supporting three border security bills receiving broad bipartisan support in the U.S. House.  These bills expand security at our nation's borders, enhance enforcement of our immigration laws, and increase penalties for individuals who enter our country illegally.  (full story...)

Nussle Votes to Prevent Voter Fraud
9/20/2006 - Congressman Jim Nussle today voted for the Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 (H.R. 4844) to uphold the integrity of the electoral process by preventing voter fraud in federal elections.  The bipartisan legislation passed the House today on a vote of 228-196. (full story...)

Jim with Iowa Pork Queen, Amber Appleton, on the steps of the United States Capitol.

Jim with Iowa Pork Queen, Amber Appleton, on the steps of the United States Capitol. 

Jim unveils new energy legislation at a gas station in Independence.

Jim in Independence unveiling sweeping energy legislation to lower gas prices and strengthen our economy. Pictured with Congressman Nussle (from left) are Louise Temeyer, a business commuter from Independence, Amanda Bergeson, a single mother also from Independence, and Tim Recker, a farmer from Arlington.

Jim with members of the Waterloo Marine Reserve Unit

Jim meets with Marines from Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Marines to thank them for their service and dedication to our nation.  The Waterloo Marine Reserve Unit recently returned home from a seven month long tour of duty in Iraq.

Strengthening America's Energy Security

Jim introduces sweeping energy legislation to lower gas prices!

"It's time we work to develop a 21st Century energy program that leads America toward energy independence and self-sufficiency.  Iowa has the resources, the production capability, and the raw talent to provide answers for America and for the world."

 -- Jim Nussle 

The Independence from Oil With Agriculture (IOWA) Act will strengthen our economy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Key provisions in the IOWA Act include:

Higher Renewable Fuels Standard - Increases the RFS from 7.5 billion gallons to 12 billions gallons - nearly a 60% increase - by 2012. 

More availability of E85 - Provides a permanent tax credit for the installation of E85 tanks. 

Tax credits to encourage investment in renewable fuel production - Permanently extends the following tax credits:

•  Small Producer Tax     

   Credit 

•  Biodiesel Production   

   Tax Credit 

•  Renewable Energy

   Income Tax Credit

To read more about this important legislation, please click here.

 

 
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