WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Iowa to boost Republican candidates and roll out new summer fuel standards.
Trump’s rally in Council Bluffs is the latest stop on a busy tour campaigning for Republican candidates in the lead-up to November’s midterm congressional elections.
Trump is expected to announce a long-expected move lifting the federal ban on summer sales of gasoline with high-ethanol blends that will allow year-round sales.
The change is a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.
It’s also seen as a reward for Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who led the contentious but successful fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.
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