Freedom Flames On! Bills to Protect Gas Stoves Roar through the House!
The House passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to prevent the federal government from banning gas stoves – the latest Republican bid to stop what they say is the Biden administration’s anti-fossil fuel agenda.
Lawmakers passed the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, H.R. 1615 (118), which would bar the Consumer Product Safety Commission from banning gas stoves or raising their prices by a 248-180 vote. 29 Democrats ultimately voted alongside Republicans to support the measure.
You can track the bill’s progress here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/118/hr1615
“This week, we will hold the Biden administration accountable by standing up for the American people to stop the outrageous and really insane ban on gas stoves — a bad idea that started in New York that is now being embraced by every Democrat and the Biden administration,” said Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday.
The Save Our Gas Stoves Act, which bars the Energy Department from setting more stringent efficiency requirements for the devices, passed 249-181 — Again, with 29 Democrats joining 220 Republicans in voting yea.
Further details about the bill can be found here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/118/hr1640