Solar Panel

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, has joined the Republican-led legislative effort to overturn President Joe Biden’s suspension of tariffs on solar panel imports from four Southeast Asian nations, which are the primary suppliers for the industry.

Senator Manchin is the first Democrat to co-sponsor the resolution introduced by Senator Rick Scott in February. The resolution aims to restore tariffs on companies in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam to support domestic solar manufacturers that have struggled to compete with cheaper panels made overseas.

The resolution was introduced under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to reverse federal agency rules. If passed, it would need a two-thirds majority in the Senate to overturn a presidential veto, and Democrats have just a narrow majority. However, President Biden has pledged to veto the legislation.

Senator Manchin stated that the United States is too reliant on nations like China for its energy needs and failing to enforce trade laws undermined new laws that seek to boost domestic supply chains.

“I cannot fathom why the Administration and Congress would consider extending that reliance any longer and am proud to join this CRA to rescind the rule,” he said in a statement.

Last June, Biden waived the tariffs for two years after solar project developers claimed that they would increase their costs and freeze development of clean energy facilities needed to meet the nation’s climate change goals.

However, the legislative effort aims to reinstate the tariffs on solar panel imports, and it mirrors a bipartisan measure that is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.


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