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Chairs Rodgers and Carter: Biden’s Radical EV Mandates will Hurt Families and Cede American Leadership to China

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Buddy Carter (R-GA) released a statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the final rule for its reckless tailpipe emissions standard, which mandates that 67 percent of all new vehicles be electric by 2032.

“The Biden administration is doubling down on its rush-to-green agenda that forces Americans to drive unaffordable, less reliable electric vehicles. Today’s announcement only benefits the Chinese Communist Party, which controls the critical materials supply chain. President Biden should abandon his radical agenda—which cedes our auto future to the CCP—and let Americans choose what vehicle best suits their needs.”


  • Energy and Commerce Republicans are leading to stop the Biden administration’s radical EV agenda, preserve people’s vehicle choice, and ensure America—not China—is leading. In May 2023, Chair Rodgers and more than 150 House Republicans sent a letter to the administration urging it to abandon its efforts to mandate EVs.
  • In December 2023, the House of Representatives passed the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, led by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), to stop President Biden’s agenda to force Americans to drive electric vehicles by a bipartisan vote of 221-97.