The Republican-controlled Senate approves a measure to revoke the EV charger regulation.

The Republican-controlled Senate approves a measure to revoke the EV charger regulation.

The Senate narrowly approved a measure on Wednesday, led by Republicans, that aims to eliminate Beijing’s involvement in the supply chain for electric vehicle chargers. However, the White House argues that this measure would actually have the opposite effect.

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Kyrsten Sinema
Senator (R-Arizona) voted with the Republican majority to approve the Congressional Review Act resolution.S.J. Res. 38 (118)

The vote was 50-48, with Senator voting.Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted against.

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On Wednesday, July 29th, 2021, the White House.

I have committed to using my veto power to reject the resolution., which would overturn a rule that temporarily waives some domestic content requirements for federally funded electric vehicle charging stations.

The sponsor of the resolution, Senator [Name], believes that if we are using $5 billion of taxpayers’ money to construct electric vehicle charging stations in the US, they should be produced by Americans, in America, with American-made materials.Marco Rubio

Senator (R-Fla.) stated during his speech on the Senate floor.

Some Democrats disagreed and stated that repealing the rule would result in the EV charger sourcing regulations going back to a broad exemption from 1983, which would lead to less restrictions on foreign-made products.

If the Rubio resolution is passed, it would eliminate the rule and lift Buy America restrictions for purchasing EV chargers. This means that federal taxpayer funds could then be used to purchase chargers from China. Tammy Baldwin

The representative from Wisconsin stated during the session.

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The White House also presented this argument against the measure.

“The White House stated that if S.J. Res. 38 is passed, it would reduce the effectiveness of Buy America regulations by returning to FHWA’s broad exemption for manufactured goods. This would permit the use of federal funds, including $7.5 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to purchase chargers from competing countries such as China.”

The administration’s stance on the issue..