Manchin Threatens To Sue Administration Over EV Tax Credits

UNITED STATES - AUGUST 1: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., speaks to the cameras about the reconciliation bill in the Hart Senate Office Building on Monday, August 1, 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
  • West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin threatened to take the Biden administration to court if the Treasury Department’s impending guidance for the revised electric vehicle tax credit doesn’t implement its sourcing provisions as he intended.
  • Treasury’s guidance, which will articulate what manufacturers must do to comply with rules relating to battery components and critical minerals in the Inflation Reduction Act, has been delayed several months as the administration irons out the requirements.
  • The delay has angered Manchin, chief author of the law, as have indications that the administration may implement the requirements more loosely than he intended.