Brown Lauds Plan for $5 Billion Manufacturing Credit

Columbus Dispatch

Sen. Sherrod Brown is backing a plan unveiled today by Vice President Biden to expand a clean energy manufacturing tax credit cap to $5 billion - as long as the money goes to create jobs in the United States.

The Ohio Democrat said that he is concerned about reports that "a planned Texas wind farm receiving more than $425 million in Recovery Act funds is expected to create more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs in China." That is one of a number of clean energy projects trying to get stimulus dollars that could wind up being used to create jobs overseas, Brown said.

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