Washington, DC – In response to the Senate passing S.J. Res 15, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval which seeks to end the temporary pause on tariffs for solar components imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, LCV released the following statement from Government Affairs Advocate Art Terrazas:
“Unfortunately, this bill could slow down efforts to speed the production and deployment of solar panels, creation of family-supporting solar construction jobs, and getting closer to achieving our climate goals. We thank President Biden for his commitment to veto this bill. Right now we need to be focused on implementing the Biden-Harris administration’s affordable clean energy plan, which is already shifting our country to cleaner and fairer supply chains, creating jobs and supporting the rapid deployment of clean energy that will lower energy costs, create healthier communities and meet the urgency of the climate crisis.”
Ahead of votes on H.J.Res 39 and S.J. Res 15, 10 environmental groups sent a letter to members of both the House and Senate opposing the bills.