Hoeven Statement on Vote to Block Biden Rule Favoring Chinese EV Chargers

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the Biden administration’s rule sending U.S. taxpayer dollars to China and other foreign competitors for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Earlier this year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a rule that waived Buy America domestic content requirements for certain components in federally-funded EV chargers. Hoeven voted for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution to nullify the FHWA’s rule, keeping in place the requirement that federally-funded EV components be made in the U.S.

“Waiving the Buy America requirements will allow our adversaries like China to benefit from federal subsidies,” said Hoeven. “I voted for this CRA to keep in place the Buy America requirements. That will help ensure that these components are built in the U.S. and prevent federal dollars from going to our adversaries.”