Chair Rodgers Statement on Biden’s Green Slush Fund Awards

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration’s announcement of fund recipients of two Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) competitions:

“This administration continues to prioritize its radical rush-to-green agenda over the needs of the American people. The Biden EPA is giving away $20 billion in taxpayer funding to leftwing special interests and other groups but has yet to explain how it will prevent those funds from further enriching China, which dominates the supply chains for renewables and electric vehicles. The Senate should immediately consider our legislation to repeal the green slush fund and work to strengthen our nation’s energy independence.” 


The House passed H.R. 1023, led by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), to repeal the GGRF by a bipartisan vote in March. 

In January, the Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee convened a hearing to explore how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was planning to administer GGRF funds to avoid waste, fraud, and abuse. 

Last fall, Committee Leaders wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan outlining concerns with the GGRG, including: 

  • Possible conflicts of interest with funding recipients   
  • How the speed at which $27 billion in grants must be awarded opens the door to waste, fraud, and abuse
  • Challenges of achieving the program’s implementation and goals given China’s control over solar market 


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