Washington, D.C. — Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) has joined Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and six other Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle to introduce the Save Our Gas Stoves Act.
The bill explicitly prohibits the U.S. Department of Energy from implementing a proposed rule that would impose intrusive and costly standards on the kitchen stovetops of millions of Americans.
Senator Budd said in a statement:
“The federal government has no business dictating what kind of appliances North Carolinians can or can’t use when preparing a meal for their family. Using energy efficiency as an excuse to effectively ban devices used by many Americans is the latest example of the out-of-control federal bureaucracy. That’s why I’m proud to join my colleagues in this effort to stop the latest radical environmental insanity and save our gas stoves.”
Senator Sullivan said:
“For the last two and a half years, Americans have been forced to foot the bill for this administration’s destructive energy policies. They have restricted energy production at nearly every opportunity, killing and delaying pipelines and infrastructure, strong-arming the financial sector to blackball American energy, and appointing officials with radical anti-energy views to some of our government’s highest offices. And now, Biden officials have signaled they want to come for our gas stoves. Doing so would increase costs and disproportionately harm rural and working-class Americans where alternatives are limited and often costly. Our legislation makes sure this intrusive rule never sees the light of day.”