The House Reconciliation Bill, recently passed by the House Ways & Means Committee, includes a $4500 consumer tax credit exclusively for union-built electric vehicles. The Chamber strongly opposes this tax credit, as it will negatively impact dealerships in our community.
Local dealerships that employ hundreds of San Antonians have invested millions of dollars to offer a product line that moves the U.S. toward the goal of meeting the 2030 challenge of making half of the vehicles they sell electric. While the EV tax proposal makes strides toward the goal of carbon reduction, it includes provisions that discriminate against half the autoworkers in America who have chosen to work in a nonunion environment. The proposal suggests that the vehicles made by non-union employees in America are somehow less valuable than those made by unionized workers, and this is unfair and wrong.
The Chamber’s mission is to build and sustain a vibrant business community by engaging business owners, policymakers, and influencers to address issues and opportunities important to our members and the region. To that end, the Chamber wrote to the Bexar County Congressional Delegation opposing the $4,500 consumer tax credit, and in response to our letter, Congressman Cuellar wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing his opposition to the same EV tax credit.
For more information, contact Cacie Madrid, AVP of Public Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (210) 229-2161.