Subcommittee Markup Wrap Up: E&C Advances Bills to Stop Biden from Handing America’s Automotive Future to China
Washington, D.C. — In a subcommittee markup today, the Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee advanced solutions to preserve transportation choice, ensure affordability for Americans, and prevent the Biden administration from handing the keys to America’s automotive industry to China.
“At the Detroit Auto Show, President Biden said he believes America can own the future of the automobile market.
“Unfortunately, by using the EPA to institute government mandates and restrictions, he is handing the keys of America's auto future to China.”
“We want to secure America’s energy future the American way, through free-enterprise and innovation.
“We want Americans to continue to have the ability to choose the best transportation options for their lives.
“EPA wants to eliminate that choice by making nearly 70 percent of new vehicles electric by 2032. That is not how we win the future.
“We win the future by innovating in America, building in America, letting people choose the cars they drive, whether they are internal combustion engine vehicles, hybrid plug-in, hybrid hydrogen, electric vehicles, or maybe something still to be created.
“That’s the American way and how we ensure we continue to lead.”
“This administration is undermining our national security and taking away choice from American consumers, in what appears to be an attempt to essentially nationalize major sectors of our transportation industry.”
“We must prevent the Biden administration from imposing EV mandates that do not align with consumer preferences, occur at a pace and scale that would directly increase costs for working Americans, and undermine our national security, all for questionable environmental gain.”
Legislative Vote Summary:
- H.R. 1435, The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, led by Rep. John Joyce, was forwarded, without amendment, to the Full Committee by a roll call vote of 13-8.
- H.R. 4468, The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023, led by Rep. Tim Walberg, was forwarded, without amendment, to the Full Committee by a roll call vote of 12-7.
- H.R. 4469, The No Fuel Credits for Batteries Act of 2023, led by Rep. Greg Pence, was forwarded, without amendment, to the Full Committee by a roll call vote of 12-7.
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