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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Isakson Applauds Introduction of Energy Incentives

Urges Senate to pass measure without delay;

Measure will aid Georgia’s Plant Vogtle nuclear project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined his colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee in introducing a bill to extend a number of tax provisions that expired at the beginning of this year, many of which provide incentives for American energy production. Among the tax provisions is a nuclear tax credit extension that Isakson has championed that would aid nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

“I encourage my Senate colleagues to act quickly to prevent tax increases that could hamper America’s energy security,” said Isakson. “In Georgia, keeping the Plant Vogtle nuclear energy project on track will not only strengthen America’s energy security and national security, but it will preserve the more than 6,000 Georgia jobs created by this project. I remain committed to doing whatever I can to ensure that the Plant Vogtle project stays on track for completion.”

Isakson has worked closely with Congressional leadership and the Georgia congressional delegation to ensure the nuclear production tax credits are extended in the near future.

The full text of the bill can be found here