Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led a July 26 letter to Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) advocating for clean energy tax policy initiatives. The letter, cosigned by six Democrats and one Independent, promoted clean energy investment, policy certainty, tax policy parity, and access to low-cost private capital. Specific issues addressed included the Section 45 and Section 48 tax credits. A copy of the letter is attached.