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GM chief Mary Barra heads to White House to push Manchin-Schumer bill

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Mary Barra says GM hopes to see more electric cars than Tesla by 2025 AP

General Motors boss Mary Barra appeared at the White House on Thursday to greet Senator Joe Manchin ( D-W. Va.) will promote the budget adjustment package being pushed. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

The White House acknowledged her CEO's visit to her GM, but did not disclose who she would meet with. Since Biden is still in quarantine due to his 'rebound' her COVID-19 infection , all of Biden's and Rose's meetings will be virtual.

A GM spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Manchin and Schumer's pending Inflation Reduction Act is set to advance President Biden's climate change agenda, putting electric vehicles at the heart of the law and adding new electric vehicles to his 7,500 Giving a dollar tax credit.

General Motors, which sold 25,000 electric cars last year, is also pushing EVs, with an ambitious goal of selling more electric cars than Tesla by 2025. Elon Musk's EV maker sold 352,000 electric vehicles last year.

Biden's adoption of electric vehicles is a key part of his Green He agenda, which aims to make half of the cars sold electric by 2030. It's unclear how much this provision will cost taxpayers, but the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will provide automakers with about $85 million in 2023.

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Electric vehicle tax credits could be pushed to Biden's stalled Build It's one of the few measures saved from the Back Better Act.

This isn't the first time the White House has gotten along with his GM. Since last year, GM has spent $340,000 to Biden his counselor Steve Rickety's lobbyist brother Jeff Rickety on behalf of policies such as green credits.