Crow Tribe seeks renewal of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit


Leaders of the Crow Tribe of Montana meet with Gov. Steve Bullock (R), Rep. Steve Daines (R) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas). Photo from Larry Mayer / The Billings Gazette / Twitter

The Crow Tribe of Montana is calling on Congress to extend the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit and make it permanent.

The reservation is home to a large coal reserve. The tax credit enables the tribe to keep people at work, Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said.

“For the last few years, we’ve been using the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit,” Old Coyote said, The Billings Gazette reported. “When it expired in December 2013, we saw a $3 million reduction in our budget as a tribe. A lot of our members are still on 32-hour (work weeks) because of this. Without the tax credit, our future is dim right now."

Rep. Steve Daines (R-Montana), who met with the tribe yesterday, is sponsoring H.R.4768 in the House. His bill makes the tax credit permanent.

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Crow leaders lobby Daines for coal tax credit (The Billings Gazette 10/22)

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