On Tuesday, the House voted to adopt a bill that would bar any future government restrictions on gas stoves according to a new report.
The Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, introduced by Republican Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, forbids the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from using taxpayer funds to seek a complete federal ban on gas stoves.
By a vote of 248 to 180, the law was approved, with 29 Democrats voting against their party to support it.
The law also prohibits the CPSC from enforcing any consumer safety requirement that would effectively remove gas stoves from the market or cause a material rise in their average price.
“Now they want to tell you what kind of stove you have to operate in your home and having to pick a less efficient and more costly option by banning gas stoves. We’re pushing back against that.” Republican House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said when speaking about the details of the bill.
Republicans have cited the Department of Energy’s separate proposal for appliance efficiency requirements and discussion of a nationwide gas stove ban as the most recent instances of the Biden administration’s tendency for regulatory overreach.