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Tariffs. The Domestic Bicycle Production Act (H.R. 8625, introduced June 5 by Rep. Blumenauer, D-Ore.) would suspend import tariffs on bicycle components for ten years, establish an electric bicycle production tax credit, and direct the Department of Transportation to establish the U.S. Bicycle and E-Bicycle Manufacturing Initiative to make loans to support domestic investment in the manufacturing of bicycles and electric bicycles.

China. The Decoupling from Foreign Adversarial Battery Dependence Act (introduced June 7 by Rep. Moolenaar, R-Mich.) would prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from procuring batteries from six companies “closely linked to” the Chinese Communist Party. Separately, a group of Republican lawmakers called on the DHS to immediately add two of these companies to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Entity List.

Several Republican senators have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen requesting a detailed report on Treasury’s enforcement of the UFLPA and an explanation of why Treasury “has failed to issue new sanctions against the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), a paramilitary organization with a 50 percent or more stake in more than 2,800 companies in China.”

Supply chains. H.R. 8657 (introduced June 7 by Rep. Higgins, R-La.) would require the Department of Commerce to produce a report that provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of DOC programs related to supply chain resilience and manufacturing and industrial innovation.

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