ICYMI: E&C Republicans: Biden Must Stop His Crusade Against Appliances in American Homes

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans are continuing to push back against Democrats’ radical efforts to ban gas stoves nationwide. Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson on Sinclair to discuss how this attack on common household appliances, like natural gas stoves, will make life unaffordable for Americans, especially middle- and low-income families.

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Chair Rodgers said on Full Measure:

“I think it’s fair to say gas stoves are under attack by the current administration and some radical climate groups.”

“I come from Washington state, where our governor... has been calling for a ban on gas stoves. It seems to be part of this larger effort that some call the ‘energy transition,’ but it really is the federal government controlling and the federal government saying ‘we know best.’”

To stop the Biden administration’s attempts to ban gas stoves, Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) have recently introduced legislation which would prohibit Secretary of Energy and the Consumer Product Safety Commission from banning gas stoves.

“Inflation is hurting everyone. We have a crisis at our Southern Border. North Dakotans are worried about being able to provide for their families. What is the Biden administration focused on? Controlling the kind of stove Americans use,” said Congressman Armstrong. “This is further incompetence from an administration that seems more interested in dictating every aspect of our lives than solving real problems. Our bill makes it clear that Americans should decide if a gas stove is right for their families, not the federal government.”

“The Biden Administration’s extreme proposed regulation that will ban nearly every gas stove on the market is just another example of out-of-touch bureaucrats trying to control Americans’ everyday lives,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “I am proud to join Congressman Armstrong in introducing these important bills to protect Americans’ consumer choice and stop this egregious power-grab.”

CLICK HERE to read H.R. 1640, the Save Our Gas Stoves Act.

CLICK HERE to read H.R. 1615, the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act.

It’s not just Congress that agrees banning gas stoves is wrong. A federal three-judge panel unanimously agreed that Berkeley, California’s ban on natural gas piping was unlawful.

In addition, the House just passed H.R .1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, with a bipartisan vote to restore America’s energy dominance, lower the cost of living, and ensure American continues to lead the world at reducing emissions.

As Chair Rodgers said:

“Republicans are prioritizing the American people over the Democrat’s radical climate agenda. On his first day in office, President Biden started the war on American energy,” Chair Rodgers said. “He has revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, imposed a moratorium on oil production on federal lands, directed agencies across the Federal government to impose punitive and burdensome regulations, and made us more reliant on China.

“Predictably, gas prices skyrocketed to the highest levels in American history. People are counting on us to improve their quality of life. H.R. 1 delivers on that promise and will ensure America continues to lead the world at reducing emissions. I commend the passing of this package, which will boost energy production, lift regulatory burdens for the construction of more energy infrastructure, cut China out of our critical materials supply chains, and lower costs across the board. H.R. 1 is how we build a better and more secure future for all Americans.”

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