House Republicans have passed a bill to block the Biden administration’s strict new tailpipe pollution limits, which they view as a back-door mandate for electric vehicles.
The proposed EPA regulation aims for a significant increase in electric vehicle sales by 2032, drawing criticism from Republicans who argue that it favors EVs and imposes costs on motorists.
The White House strongly opposes the GOP bill, stating that it would impair the EPA’s ability to issue automotive regulations and harm American consumers, companies, and workers. (Trending: Democrat Accused Of Blocking Release of Jeffrey Epstein Flight Logs)
“Americans should have the right to decide what products and appliances work best for their family, not the federal government,” said the bill’s co-sponsor, Rep. Tim Walberg.
The GOP bill “would undermine all of these benefits, harming American consumers, companies and workers,” contended the White House said.
“President Biden’s rush to green agenda is failing,” said Republican Rep. Rodgers.
“He wants us all driving EVs — 100% battery electric, not plug-in, not hybrid,” she continued.
“We don’t agree,” said the Pennsylvania Republican.
New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone said, “This bill would simply prevent the EPA from doing its job,” and criticized Republicans for “trying to legislate away years of innovation in clean transportation.”
The bill is now headed to the Senate, but faces an uncertain future.