Senators Ted Cruz and Joe Manchin have teamed up to introduce legislation that would block the Biden administration from implementing a ban on gas stoves.
The Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act would effectively block the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from banning gas stoves or from using federal funds to markedly increase the price of such appliances.
“Make no mistake, radical environmentalists want to stop Americans from using natural gas,” Cruz said while introducing the legislation.
“The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposed ban on gas stoves is the latest egregious scaremongering by the Far Left and their Biden administration allies.”
The CPSC, Bloomberg News reported last month, has said a potential ban “is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by the appliances.”
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Jenny Beth Martin of RealClearPolitics reports that Democrats and radical environmentalists are most “definitely coming for our gas stoves.”
“Just like they came for our dishwashers, our shower heads, our toilets, and our gasoline-powered cars before them,” she writes.
Remarkably, ever since word got out that the Biden administration was indeed considering such a ban, Democrats have effectively been mocking the idea as some sort of conspiracy theory.
“At first you have to laugh at the ‘gas stove ban’ narrative being cooked up by the MAGA GOP,” Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently said.
And yet, here are Cruz (R-TX) and Schumer’s colleague Manchin (D-WV) taking steps to put an end to any such efforts.
“The federal government has no business telling American families how to cook their dinner, which is why Senator Cruz and I introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure Americans decide how to cook in their own homes,” Manchin announced.
“I can tell you the last thing that would ever leave our house is the gas stove we cook on, and I will continue to fight any overreach by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
By Schumer’s standard, Manchin is now a MAGA Republican cooking up a gas stove conspiracy.
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insists President Biden has no intention of backing a gas stove ban.
“The President does not support banning gas stoves,” Jean-Pierre said at a press conference last month. “And the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is independent, is not banning gas stoves. So, I just want to be very clear on that.”
Of course, the word of a Biden and the information being put out to the public by the press secretary are about as valuable truth-wise as anything the media tells you these days.
Which is to say, it’s worthless. And of course, the media has claimed the denials coming out are the actual truth, while the Bloomberg report and the internal memos are false.
Despite their public denials, an internal memo written by CPSC Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. betrays the intentions they are actively hiding.
“The need for gas stove regulation has reached a boiling point,” Trumka wrote.
He’d later add, “There is sufficient information available for CPSC to issue an NPR in FY 2023 proposing to ban gas stoves in homes.”
Once word got out, Trumka tweeted that the CPSC “isn’t coming for anyone’s gas stoves” and that “regulations apply to new products.”
The Department of Energy (DOE) meanwhile put out a new proposed regulation last week seeking to implement new efficiency standards for gas and electric cooking tops and ovens.
The Wall Street Journal late last week reported, “The Energy Department proposed new efficiency standards that would ban the sale of most gas stoves currently on the market.”
A ban on gas stoves sounds like something you’d read about at the Babylon Bee, but history dictates anything seemingly too absurd even for the Biden administration is almost assuredly already on the table.
There is no extreme action they won’t consider in regulating your lives.
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Well folks this should really anger you and show you how committed the far left, out of control Democrats are. Next it will be your propane heaters, then your propane cigarette lighters and it will go on and on. Is this what you want? Then vote for the Elitists favorite party in 2024 - Democratic!
When did it become the government's business HOW efficient our appliances are? Shouldn't that be the concern of consumers?
The fact that this bill is necessary proves that OBiden regime is a clueless, incompetent, tyrannical bunch of radical climate change hoax beleiveing idiots.
Two of the sharper people in office.