WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D- WI) voted to support American solar manufacturers and overturn the Biden administration’s rule that suspended trade tariffs on Chinese solar companies. These Chinese companies were found to be circumventing U.S. trade laws meant to protect American businesses and workers by routing their products through Southeast Asian countries, namely Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
“American workers and American businesses should be building our clean energy economy, but Chinese companies are working overtime to cheat the rules, our economy, and our workers out of the job,” said Senator Baldwin. “Climate change is a real and pressing threat, and addressing it is an incredible opportunity to create good paying jobs in our Made in Wisconsin manufacturing economy. Developing our solar manufacturing industry is crucial to combating climate change, but we can’t do it if we don’t enforce the trade laws on the books and hold Chinese companies accountable. I am proud to take a stand for our Made in America manufacturing economy and workers.”