Dem. Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer Makes Siouxland Stops, No Ethanol Deal Yet

Oct 2, 2019

Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer at Sioux City's Hardline Coffee, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

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Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says until the U.S. House votes on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, she’s not convinced there’s a case.

Reynolds is an honorary state chairwoman of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

Reynolds says the House should focus on issues such as a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Reynolds says she’s still waiting to see a biofuel policy agreement from the Trump administration. Farmers and ethanol producers have been hoping for a deal that would increase biofuel consumption after President Trump allowed the EPA to exempt 31 refineries from biofuel mandates.  

Two weeks ago, Reynolds said Trump had “verbally agreed” to a biofuel policy fix at a White House meeting in mid-September.

But she says she still hasn’t seen anything on paper. 

Her comments come a day after conflicting reports first indicated the policy was at a standstill and later claimed a deal might be signed by President Trump as early as Friday.

Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer stopped in Sioux City for the first time since entering the race for the Democratic Nomination for President.

The billionaire businessman and political activist is a latecomer to the presidential race. 

He decided to run after watching the first Democratic Debate in July.

 We are the most successful society in the history of this planet.  I listened to those debates and we sound like a failed society with crisis, crisis,  crisis.  We are not a failed society, we have a failed government. 

Steyer will take part in the next Democratic debate this month in Ohio.