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Dem-Controlled Senate Defies Biden in Vote to Restore Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels


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The Senate on Wednesday voted to reinstate tariffs on Chinese solar panels sold out of Southeast Asia, a measure President Joe Biden has pledged to veto due to the green energy industry's reliance on Chinese goods.

Nine Democrats joined 47 Republicans in support of Florida Republican senator Rick Scott's resolution, which reverses a Biden executive order that suspended tariffs on Chinese solar products imported from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Under the resolution, Congress can overturn executive branch actions with a simple majority, a method that circumvents the Senate's 60-vote filibuster rule.:snip:

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