Friday, June 14, 2024

Newhouse stops Biden Administration from banning gas stoves

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on June 22, that will prohibit funds for the Department of Energy (DOE) to finalize, implement, or enforce an energy standard on gas stoves. The amendment was adopted by voice vote.

“Chairman Fleischmann and Ranking Member Kaptur, I rise today in support of my amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill.”

“This amendment would prohibit the Department of Energy from implementing a February 2023 proposed rule which would require, for the first time ever, an energy performance standard for residential cooktops.”

“If this draconian rule were carried out, it would eliminate anywhere between 50-95% of today’s gas appliances. This is unacceptable given the serious negative impacts it could have on American households, restaurants, and communities across Central Washington and rural America. Gas appliances are at the center American households. They power our stoves, furnaces, water heaters, and fireplaces. Approximately 187 million Americans use natural gas because it is affordable, reliable, and safe. It is time for the federal government to stop overregulating our lives and focus on creating solutions that will actually benefit the American people and our energy future. I respectfully urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote in support of my amendment. I yield back.”  -Rep. Newhouse

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