Senator Ernst is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) joined her colleagues in support of the bipartisan Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. Ernst, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, continues to be a strong advocate for homegrown, Iowa ethanol as an option for families to relieve pain at the pump and support Iowa corn growers.
“E15 is a cleaner, cheaper choice at the pump for our consumers. Our bipartisan effort will ensure E15 is available year-round and bring much-needed certainty to our Iowa farmers, consumers, and retailers,” said Senator Ernst.
This bipartisan legislation would provide a permanent, nationwide solution for fuel blends containing ten percent or more ethanol to allow for the year-round sale of E15. The bipartisan, commonsense approach would bring certainty to the industry and consumers.
In November 2022, Senator Ernst joined a bipartisan group of Midwest senators on the push to expand the year-round sales of E15 nationwide. In February 2023, Senator Ernst, and the entire Iowa delegation, demanded the EPA remove regulatory barriers for gasoline-ethanol blends—like E15—and implement the long-awaited request of Midwest governors, including Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds.