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LCV Statement on Senate Passage of Electric Vehicle CRA

Nov 8, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the final passage of Senate Republicans’ Congressional Review Act (CRA) to disapprove of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FWHA)’s tailored Buy America waiver (S.J.Res 38), the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Vice President of Federal Policy Matthew Davis:

“We are disappointed in the Senate’s passage of this resolution, which would remove the targeted Buy America waiver for certain EV charging equipment and revert to a broad waiver on manufactured goods. This important and commonsense waiver, which governs funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, has the potential to create good paying union jobs across the country by ensuring that over time, EV chargers and their components are made in the U.S. On behalf of their Big Oil donors, Congressional Republicans are waging a political war on EVs at the expense of the union workers that build and maintain these cleaner vehicles and their charging equipment. LCV strongly opposes this resolution, and urges members of Congress to stand up against attacks on cleaner electric vehicles.”