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Biden credited Kildee and Michigan Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow with the bonus credit proposal.
The specific incentive for unions is controversial in places where there are non-union facilities operated by overseas-based car manufacturers. Senator Joe Manchin III, DW.Va., whose support is needed to advance the broader reconciliation plan, recently expressed his opposition to this provision during a visit to a Toyota factory in his home state.
“Be clear, yes, we want this discount to be used for vehicles made in America. Yes, we want you to receive a bonus if it is made by the workers who have built the middle class of our country, the UAW, ”Stabenow said Wednesday, before specifically criticizing Toyota.
“It takes a lot of nerve from a automaker based in Japan, where it’s almost impossible for us to sell to them in Japan, where they get public funds and consumer discounts in Japan, where they have a union there, well. sure. , in Japan, in fact everywhere except America for that matter, where they are fighting tooth and nail against the Americans who are trying to organize, ”Stabenow said.
Massachusetts Representative Richard E. Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said earlier this week that there was a possibility of compromise to grant the bonus credit for all electric vehicles assembled in the United States, not only those of operating facilities subject to collective agreements.