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Manchin vows to repeal Biden's Inflation Reduction Act if president doesn't change course

The legislation contained billions of dollars for clean energy programs and tax incentives.

Published: April 25, 2023 1:28pm

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says the Biden administration is using the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act, which passed in December 2022 without a single Republican vote, to advance a radical green-energy agenda.

“They broke their word to the American public," Manchin said Monday night on the Fox News Channel. 

"This legislation was balanced. In the next 10 years, we are going to have enough fossil fuel to run our country and to help our allies around the world. We will also be investing in new technology for the future. Now, the Biden administration has disregarded this completely.

The legislation contained billions of dollars for clean energy programs and tax incentives.

Manchin, a Democrat who represents one of the most conservative states in the country, said a significant part of the legislation was dedicated to energy security, "and we have not heard a word about energy security out of their mouths since it was passed."

Manchin said he would join Republicans to roll back the legislation if the administration doesn't change course. 
 
"If hey don’t change, then I would vote to repeal my own bill."

After the legislation passed in December, Manchin told Just the News that he was not a fan of the electric vehicle tax credits in the legislation. He has been an outspoken critic of the way the Internal Revenue Service handled the implementation of the rules around the tax credit for new EV purchases.