If you thought the for-sale GOPers in Raleigh were awfully comfy in bed with the solar goons, get a load of what’s going on with our, um, “representation” in DC:
Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Friday defended U.S. installers of rooftop solar panels and made an effort to beat back a pending decision that could make imported solar panels more expensive.Bipartisan letters from 16 senators and 53 congressman were sent to International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, and urged the agency to reject a petition by Chinese and German-owned companies that manufactured solar panels and cells in the U.S., but have since gone bankrupt.The two foreign-owned companies that produced in the U.S. were seeking protection from imports that they say is hurting U.S.-based manufacturing. But the lawmakers wrote in their letters that imposing duties on these imports would only increase costs for domestic companies that install rooftop solar panels.
“Solar companies in our states believe the requested trade protection would double the price of solar panels,” the Senate letter read. “Increasing costs will stop solar growth dead in its tracks, threatening tens of thousands of American workers in the solar industry and jeopardizing billions of dollars in investment in communities across the country.”
Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., spearheaded the letter writing campaign on the Senate side. […]
According to Conservative Review, Thilli$$$ is currently the most liberal Republican representing North Carolina in Washington
Thilli$$$ has recently drawn criticism from conservatives for: pooh-poohing the idea of a wall on the Mexican border, promoting amnesty for illegal aliens, and aiding the Democrat effort to topple the president via special prosecutor, among other things.