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IRA implementation is still suffering from regulatory uncertainty, executives say

March 1, 2024

“I think [the IRA] is going to be a little bit like Obamacare,” Whitehouse said. “To be a Republican you had to hate Obamacare, and you had to say that you wanted to repeal Obamacare, until a certain tipping point of constituents were enjoying the benefits of Obamacare and thought it was a pretty good deal.”

He added that he sees a similar trajectory for the IRA, due to the fact that “so much of what it funds is happening in districts where it’s going to be very hard for a member to go back and vote against the IRA after they attended a ribbon-cutting for a significant project announcement.”

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