Sens. Lankford and Mullin vote to overturn EV charger waivers

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Oklahoma U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin were among the 50 Senators who voted this week to overturn President Biden’s move to waive some of the “Buy America” retirements for EV charging stations funded by the federal government.

The final vote was 50-48 and the White House responded immediately by stating the President would veto the Joint Resolution 38.

The resolution was in response to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision in February to waive EV charging requirements until next summer. The FHA stated at the time the waivers would allow EV charger acquisition and installation to immediately proceed.

The vote came after Congress had also set $7.5 billion aside to fund electric vehicle charging stations across the nation.

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