Senate fails to override veto of anti-EV rule resolution

By Kelsey Brugger | 02/29/2024 01:46 PM EST

Congress voted to overturn a rule exempting government-backed electric vehicle charging stations from certain Buy America requirements. The president quickly vetoed it.

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The Senate on Thursday failed to override the president's veto of a Congressional Review Act resolution against an administration electric vehicle rule. C-SPAN

The Senate failed to override President Joe Biden’s veto of a resolution that tried to upend the administration’s ambitious electric vehicle charging plans.

The 50-47 vote was far short of the two-thirds necessary. Still, the Congressional Review Act resolution — which passed Congress in recent weeks — amounted to something of a bipartisan rebuke of the president’s EV transition plans.

Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana and Arizona independent Kyrsten Sinema voted to override.


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who sponsored the measure, argued that chargers backed by billions of dollars from the infrastructure law “should be made by Americans, in America, using American products.”