Alternative Energy, Corn Growers Able to Salvage Blender Pumps Funding

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | June 17, 2011

June 16, 2011 - The Senate voted (41-59) against an amendment (McCain Amdt. 411) on Thursday that would prohibit the use of federal funds to construct ethanol blender pumps or ethanol storage facilities. The measure was opposed by Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association.

Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Alternate energy production & services and Wheat, corn, soybeans and cash grain interest groups, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010. Contributions data source: Center for Responsive Politics (