House Joins Senate in Rollback of Truck Emissions Rule 

The vote sets up the fourth presidential veto. 

The House of Representatives voted down an Environmental Protection Agency rule intended to reduce emissions for heavy-duty trucks and semis. The measure already narrowly passed the Senate. 

The American Truck Dealers Association had estimated a price increase of $42,000 per vehicle—which would be passed along causing the prices of everyday goods delivered by the large vehicles to also rise. 

“Truckers care about clean air as much as anyone else, but are also on the front lines of the supply chain with over 70% of America’s freight relying exclusively on trucking,” said Todd Spencer, president of the trade group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. “Mandating equipment that has historically led to major engine reliability issues under an unrealistic timeline will have devastating effects on the reliability of America’s supply chain and ultimately on the cost and availability of consumer goods.” 

President Biden has already said he will veto the measure. Congress does not have enough votes to override a veto. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members in the House of Representatives as they endeavor to support a reliable supply chain.
  • For senators as they evaluate federal environmental regulations.
  • For the president and administration officials as they pursue the reduction of carbon emissions.

Sources: Washington Times, Reuters


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