Henderson, Nev. – Jacky Rosen, Democratic candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement today calling on Republicans in Congress to stop the political games and extend clean energy tax credits that were supposed to be passed last year:
“Washington isn’t listening to the voices of real people here in Southern Nevada. Using commonsense tax credits for clean energy development as a political football is yet another example of why people are fed up with partisan gridlock in Congress. I saw firsthand at Congregation Ner Tamid, where we worked to build a $1.6 million solar installation, how investing in renewable energy creates jobs, reduces utility bills and protects our environment. Southern Nevada has been at the forefront of the switch to clean energy sources and Congress should be working to expand that transition – not strangle it.”
An extension of federal tax credits for geothermal, small wind, fuel cells, and combined heat and power was agreed to and passed last year, but the provisions were left out due to a drafting error. At the urging of numerous outside groups backed by the Koch Brothers, Republicans in the Senate rejected a commonsense plan last week to include these tax credits in an important spending bill.
Jacky currently serves as President of Congregation Ner Tamid, the largest Reform synagogue in Southern Nevada, where she led a team to build the largest solar energy project for a nonprofit in Henderson. Jacky built her career in the technology industry, working as a computer programmer, software developer, and designer for some of the biggest companies in Nevada including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company.