Trump-aligned automakers would be barred from federal sales under new bill

Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is throwing another jab in California’s battle with the Trump administration over climate change policy.

The Concord Democrat is introducing a bill this week that would require federal agencies to buy vehicles only from manufacturers that meet Obama-era emissions standards — essentially, California’s tougher rules that President Trump has moved to revoke.

The bill aims to harness the federal government’s buying power to punish automakers that have sided with Trump in favor of more lenient emissions rules.