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Heinrich Slams Senate Vote on Solar CRA, Calls on Biden to Veto

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution that will roll back a two-year pause on retroactive tariffs on imported solar panels and cells.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates that the Congressional Review Act resolution going into effect would eliminate 30,000 American jobs, including 4,000 jobs in manufacturing.

“I am deeply disappointed that a number of my colleagues voted to prioritize political soundbites over American jobs. Imposing these retroactive penalties will kill thousands of American jobs, hurt our clean energy transition, and undermine our progress in taking on the climate crisis. President Biden has promised to veto this resolution – for blue-collar Americans and our climate. The future that our children will inherit depends on his veto."