The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1435, the “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act,” today by a bipartisan vote of 222-190. Eight Democrats voted for the bill. The legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from granting waivers to states that directly or indirectly limit the sale or use of new vehicles with internal combustion engines.
Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Daren Bakst said:
“The House of Representatives should be commended for passing H.R. 1435, the ‘Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.’ This legislation will help to stop the continued governmental attack on Americans and their ability to choose what kind of cars they can buy. It will also help to ensure Americans can afford to buy cars in the first place and have the means to travel where they desire, from visiting relatives to going to medical appointments.
“Now it’s the Senate’s turn. Senators need to show the same leadership and commitment to fighting the radical attacks on freedom as the House just displayed.”
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