House to vote on Capitol Hill EV charging stations

Source: By Manuel Quiñones, E&E News • Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

An amendment to the Legislative Branch appropriations bill would prohibit spending on electric vehicle chargers.

A Tesla electric vehicle parked in a Capitol Hill garage.

A Tesla electric vehicle is seen parked at the Cannon House Office Building in 2023. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House will vote this week on whether to block funding for electric vehicle charging stations on Capitol Hill.

The Rules Committee on Monday made in order an amendment from Texas Republican Keith Self to block any spending on existing chargers.

It’s one of the few amendments to the fiscal 2025 House Legislative Branch bill getting a vote. The bill, which would fund Congress and its supporting agencies, is expected to hit the House floor this week.

The panel blocked a proposal from Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) that would prohibit requiring food service providers in the Capitol campus to reduce plastic waste.