U.S. House passes legislation to preserve consumer choice in kitchen appliances

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1615 today, a bill that would protect Americans ability to choose the type of stove they want in their kitchen. HR 1615 would prevent the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from banning or imposing a defacto ban on gas stoves. Earlier this year CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka, Jr. said in response to a question about a potential gas stove ban “any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”

Senior Fellow Ben Lieberman said:

“The Biden administration has unleashed two agencies – the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Department of Energy – to go after gas stoves, despite the fact that the American people overwhelmingly prefer to decide for themselves what to put in their kitchens. But today, the House passed HR 1615, which stops the Consumer Product Safety Commission from such bureaucratic meddling, and it will soon vote on HR 1640 which does the same to the Department of Energy. After that, it is up to the Senate to carry out the will of the people and send freedom of choice to President Biden’s desk.”

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