A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would throw out Trump administration tariffs on imported solar products.
“Under this legislation, duties and tariffs would default back to previous rates and would allow companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff to receive retroactive reimbursement,” according to a press release.
The bill (HB 5571) was filed Thursday by Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) as a way to protect renewable energy jobs in her home state. According to Rosen, President Trump’s 30 percent tariff on foreign-made solar modules has threatened the stability of Nevada’s fast-growing solar industry.
“An attack on solar energy is an attack on the countless hardworking Nevadans who benefit from this growing industry,” Rosen said in a statement. “My new bill will reverse this damaging decision.”
The Protecting Solar Jobs Act was introduced in the House Committee on Ways and Means with backing from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.).
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