In an August 19 letter to the House Ways and Means Committee, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), and Jon Runyan (R-NJ) advocated for renewable energy as the committee considers tax reform. Cosigned by 60 representatives, the letter urged to the committee to retain provisions that promote renewable energy technology deployment and investment, noting that biomass, geothermal, hydrokinetic, hydropower, landfill gas, solar, and wind power are critical to the energy economy.