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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

Georgia’s politicians, each Democrats and Republicans, had been pressuring the president to behave on their state’s behalf. Gov. Brian Kemp wrote to the president final month asking him to veto the fee’s resolution for the sake of Georgia’s economic system and the hundreds of jobs that may be created on the battery plant.

“I congratulate both companies for working through their significant differences to resolve this dispute, which builds confidence in their reliability and responsibility as suppliers to the U.S. auto industry,” the commerce consultant, Katherine Tai, stated in a press release on the settlement.

President Biden known as the settlement settlement “a win for American workers and the American auto industry” in a press release on Sunday. “A key part of my plan to Build Back Better is to have the electric vehicles and batteries of the future built here in America, all across America, by American workers.”

Officials from Ms. Tai’s office and elsewhere within the Biden administration had been meeting with the businesses, hoping to encourage a deal. Senator Jon Ossoff, Democrat of Georgia, had additionally labored “intensely” on the mediation, as DealBook reported on Friday.

“A week ago, talks between these companies had stalled and 2,600 Georgia jobs were at risk,” Mr. Ossoff stated in a press release. The settlement, he stated, ensures “thousands of jobs, billions in future investment, and that Georgia will be a leader in electric vehicle battery production for years to come.”

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