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Biden’s Electric Vehicle Push Unites Warring Oil and Corn Allies

  • Lawmakers warn EV mandate deepens U.S. reliance on China
  • Biden is requiring U.S. government to buy zero-emission cars
Joe Biden
Joe BidenPhotographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Lawmakers who support the rival petroleum and ethanol industries have joined forces to oppose the Biden administration’s push to electrify the federal vehicle fleet, marking a rare moment of unity between oft-warring interests.

Fifty Republicans -- -- including 17 from oil-rich Texas and 21 from the Corn Belt -- warned President Joe Biden that his executive order requiring the federal government to purchase only zero-emission vehicles risks forfeiting climate progress and will make the U.S. dangerously dependent on China.