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Nearly 30 House Democrats Ditch Biden and Join GOP to Pass Energy Policy Amendment


29 Democrats voted with the GOP to pass an amendment that would prevent Joe Biden’s Department of Energy from implementing new regulations on gas stoves.

Most gas stoves available today would reportedly not meet the strict proposed regulations.

The House passed the amendment, from Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), by a vote of 251-181.

The amendment goes to a larger energy policy bill, according to FOX News.

Palmer called out the majority of Democrats who opposed the amendment.

From FOX News:

Republicans have been looking to defend the use of gas stoves ever since the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicated it could ban stoves for health reasons. That idea was scrapped, but it was followed by a proposed DOE regulation that would impose tough new energy efficiency standards for gas stoves.

Palmer, head of the House Republican Policy Committee, criticized House Democrats for largely voting against his amendment in comments to Fox News Digital.

“Despite all their words to the contrary, House Democrats are supportive of federal bureaucrats’ attempts to ban gas stoves. By voting against my amendment to prevent the Department of Energy from implementing its anti-natural gas agenda, they have shown themselves to be complicit,” Palmer told Fox News Digital.

“Clearly, the plan to ban gas stoves was already in the works even before federal bureaucrats said the quiet part out loud earlier this year,” he said. “Republicans are meeting this attempt to dismantle American energy head on and will continue to empower Americans to choose what appliances belong in their kitchens, not have it dictated to them by a bureaucrat with a political agenda.”

Just the News added:

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The bill itself would still need to secure approval from both chambers of Congress and overcome a possible veto from President Joe Biden in order to take effect.

The Democratic defections, however, could indicate significant bipartisan opposition to gas stove regulations that might give the administration pause when mulling whether to double down on its efforts.

While federal regulations remain a matter of debate, some left-leaning states such as New York have moved to impose even tighter restrictions on gas stoves and other “fossil fuel equipment.”

New York is attempting to implement the first ban on gas stoves in new homes.


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