May 12,2023

Wyden Statement on New Solar Domestic Content Rules

Washington, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on the Treasury Department's new proposed regulations pertaining to solar domestic content requirements under the Inflation Reduction Act:

"America’s solar energy supply chain is only beginning to recover after the Chinese government and others nearly wiped out solar manufacturing in this country and stole tens of thousands of jobs. I wrote the Inflation Reduction Act to make an historic investment in rebuilding domestic solar manufacturing, but the rules the Biden administration put forward today do not go far enough to make the most of that opportunity.

"Right now, Republicans are committed to repealing critical energy portions of the IRA, which would be a gift to foreign producers and severely undermine the effort to build up a domestic supply chains across the board. Democrats have to get this right, because the other side is actively working against the interests of American manufacturing and workers. I’m going to look for any opportunity to push these domestic content requirements further than the Biden administration has today.”