E&C Republicans Lead Passage of Bill to Stop the Bans on Gas-Powered Cars
Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act passes House with Bipartisan Vote of 222-190
Washington D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives took action on the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act to protect America’s automotive future and stop California and President Biden from dictating the vehicles Americans can drive. The bill, led by Energy and Commerce Member John Joyce (R-PA), passed the house by a bipartisan vote of 222-190.
As Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said, “Gas-powered cars are much less expensive than EVs and continue to outperform them in range, towing capacity, and their ability to operate in severe weather conditions.”
Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) added, “If California is granted that EPA waiver, 17 states, representing 40% of the US market for new vehicles, are poised to adopt California’s exact standards. This would result in California effectively forcing their values and their mandates on all of us.”
Rep. John Joyce said, “At its core, the vote on H.R. 1435 asks a very simple question: should consumers or the federal government decide what types of vehicles Americans can drive?”