You’ll NEVER Guess Who Congress Just Took Down

In a bold move to hold China accountable for violating U.S. trade laws, House Republicans led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to approve a resolution nullifying Biden’s decision to protect Chinese solar manufacturers from U.S. tariffs.

The resolution, which passed with 209 Republican and 12 Democrat votes in favor, aims 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.

The House Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., requested a roll call vote after the resolution passed via voice vote. The Commerce Department is expected to release its final findings in May.

Still, the White House vowed earlier this week that Biden would veto the legislation if it made it to his desk regardless of the findings, though House Democratic leadership opted against recommending how members vote.

With every passing month, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gets closer to dominating the solar market, making it harder for Americans to compete. It is time for the U.S. to focus its resources on developing its own capability to manufacture quality solar products and boosting American competitiveness around the world.