The move is aimed at propping up domestic solar manufacturers, which have struggled to compete with cheap panels made overseas – often by Chinese companies. The measure was introduced under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a law that allows Congress to reverse federal rules with a simple majority.
“We cannot allow foreign solar manufacturers to violate trade law, especially when it comes at the expense of American workers and businesses,” Representative Dan Kildee, a Democrat, said in a statement.
A Commerce Department probe last year found that some solar panel makers were dodging U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made goods by moving their products through Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. New proposed duties on imports from those countries will not kick in until June 2024 because of a two-year waiver from Biden.
Kildee introduced the CRA resolution with three Republicans – Bill Posey, Garret Graves and Bob Latta, as well as two other Democrats…