A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., and joined by Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., has approved a resolution nullifying Biden’s decision to protect Chinese solar manufacturers from U.S. tariffs.
The resolution passed with 209 Republican and 12 Democrat votes in favor, highlighting the need to protect the fledgling U.S. solar industry that is dwarfed by the Chinese industry.
House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., criticized Biden’s decision, calling it another demonstration of weakness from an already spineless administration.
The Commerce Department previously announced an investigation into whether Chinese manufacturers were routing solar panels through countries in Southeast Asia to avoid U.S. tariffs.
In response, Biden implemented a 24-month moratorium on the enforcement of solar panel anti-circumvention tariffs introduced under the Obama administration to protect U.S. companies.