A new report from Heartland Signal highlights that Ohio Republican U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance has repeatedly attacked the Inflation Reduction Act’s electric vehicle tax credits — “provisions helping to bring EV manufacturing and thousands of jobs into the U.S. and Ohio.”
Despite Vance’s opposition to the legislation, since the bill passed, “several car companies and battery manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors and LG have invested billions of dollars in new electric vehicle factories in Ohio alone, which would create thousands of new jobs for Ohio workers.”
On the campaign trail, Vance is running as a “savior of the Rust Belt” claiming politicians “need to double down on American energy and on America’s workers.” But the Republican’s sham nonprofits have largely failed Ohioans. Meanwhile, his work for a “law firm that represented multiple Chinese companies and lobbied for Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin,” worsened the epidemics that have plagued communities across the Buckeye State.
Heartland Signal: JD Vance opposes electric vehicle tax credits that will bring manufacturing, thousands of new jobs to Ohio
By: Kate Ly Johnston | September 07, 2022
“JD Vance said he opposes electric vehicle tax credits for only helping wealthy people and China, despite the provisions helping to bring EV manufacturing and thousands of jobs into the U.S. and Ohio.”
“The Donald Trump-endorsed Republican nominee in Ohio’s Senate race criticized the $740 billion Democrat spending bill that the U.S. Senate narrowly passed in August. He particularly opposed a provision that would award a $7,500 federal tax credit to someone buying a new electric vehicle, and a $4,000 credit for a used one.”
“Since the bill’s passing, several car companies and battery manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors and LG have invested billions of dollars in new electric vehicle factories in Ohio alone, which would create thousands of new jobs for Ohio workers.”
“General Motors announced this week that a new electric vehicle battery plant built in Ohio has started producing cells so customers could get tax credits, ABC reported. And their Ultium Cells facility they’re building with LG Energy Solution would add ‘more than 1,100 talented employees in the Northeast Ohio region,’ their website reads.”
“Ford also announced it would spend $1.5 billion to have their Lorain County plant outfitted to build EVs, which would double the plant’s workforce creating 1,800 new hourly jobs, according to a press release from Jobs Ohio.”
Read the full report here.
Published: Sep 9, 2022