Radio & TV Spots Tout Senators’ Work to Advance Solutions in Congress
Washington, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) launched TV and radio ad buys in Nevada and Iowa, and continued radio advertising in Alaska that applauds Rep. Joe Heck, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski for their leadership in support of clean energy solutions in Congress.
“CRES is proud to stand behind Members of Congress who are focused on commonsense, clean energy solutions that grow the economy, strengthen America’s national security, and preserve the quality of our natural environment for future generations,” CRES Director of Federal Affairs Andrew Bird said. “More than seven in ten voters are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate that supports an agenda that promotes the diversification and growth of clean energy resources like wind, nuclear, solar and hydropower. In addition to achieving substantive progress in advancing clean energy technology on Capitol Hill, CRES remains firmly committed to ensuring that voters demanding action in support of renewable energy are familiar with the records of Clean Energy Champions who place results and good policy before partisanship in Washington. We stand firmly behind elected leaders focused on supporting clean energy policies that grow the economy, strengthen our national security, and preserve our environment for future generations.”
The cost of CRES’s TV and radio ad buys in Reno, NV is $155,000. The cost of Iowa radio in Des Moines and the Quad Cities is $106,000. The statewide radio ad buy in Alaska represents a continuation of the $110,000 ad spend launched one week ago.
In addition to these ads, CRES has spent $710,000 supporting candidates and committees in 2016. Now that we’re entering the final phase of the campaign season, CRES is moving to aggressively support Republican House and Senate candidates that speak out in support of commonsense, clean energy solutions on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill.
- Representative Heck introduced the Hoover Power Allocation Act, a bipartisan bill which advanced access to hydroelectric power from the Hoover Dam, a critical source of clean, affordable energy for Southern Nevada’s economy, businesses, and consumers.
- Representative Heck fought to ensure renewable energy production, lower energy costs, and job growth for Nevadans by serving as a lead cosponsor of the Public Lands Renewable Energy Act of 2015.
- Representative Heck helped to spearhead creation of the House Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group with eleven Members of Congress, illustrating his dedication to bringing clean energy technologies to market that help grow the economy, strengthen our national security, and preserve our environment.
To listen to CRES’ Chuck Grassley radio ad, click here.
- Senator Chuck Grassley has displayed a consistent record of leadership when it comes to bringing jobs and clean energy to Iowa and helping to bolster the farm economy.
- Senator Grassley worked to amend next year’s Energy and Water Development appropriations bill to provide an additional $15 million for wind energy research.
- Senator Grassley also helped to spearhead a letter co-signed by 38 of his Senate colleagues, urging the EPA to increase the required volumes of renewable fuels that must be used under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2).
To listen to CRES’ Lisa Murkowski radio ad, click here.
- Senator Murkowski serves as Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee and has introduced 17 bills to modernize renewable energy development.
- Senator Murkowski voted to acknowledge that climate change is occurring in one of the first votes after assuming the Senate majority.
- Senator Murkowski introduced the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act, which was overwhelmingly approved in April as the first major energy bill to pass the Senate in almost a decade and authorizes $500 million to support research and development into cleaner forms of energy.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for comprehensive and responsible solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The organization is comprised of citizens from around the country who believe it is time for politicians in Washington to stop arguing, and start working on ways to solve our nation’s energy crisis.