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Sens. Toomey and Cruz: President Trump’s Commitment Will Provide A Win-Win Solution for Corn Farmers and Refinery Workers

March 1, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following joint statement after the meeting at the White House with Senators and stakeholders:

"We are encouraged that President Trump recognizes the importance of providing relief from crushing RINs costs and expanding the potential market for ethanol that will benefit both Iowa farmers by letting them sell more corn, and blue-collar refinery workers by saving their jobs in states including Pennsylvania and Texas, and are grateful for the commitment he's displayed to continue talks that will result in a win-win solution for both parties. We had a productive meeting today with Senators on both sides, along with representatives from the unions, ethanol and refining industries, and motor fuel retailers. We are making real progress, and, with the President's leadership, we believe we can and will ultimately solve the problem."