Tenney votes to prohibit federal ban on gas stoves

Posted 15 June 2023 at 1:36 pm

Press Release, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) this week voted in favor of two pieces of legislation that work to preemptively block any future attempts from the Biden administration to restrict the use of gas stoves or otherwise limit consumer choice.

H.R. 1615, the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, passed the House by a vote of 248-180. This bill would prohibit the Consumer Product Safety Commission from using federal funds to regulate a gas stove ban under the pretense that they are “hazardous products.”

H.R. 1640, the Save Our Stoves Act, passed the House by a vote of 249-181. This legislation would stop the Energy Department from finalizing a rule that sets energy conservation standards for household appliances.

“Nearly 46% of New York households rely on natural gas to fuel their cooking appliances, power their electricity, and run their home heating systems,” Tenney said. “Earlier this year, Kathy Hochul’s $229 billion dollar budget made New York the first state in the nation to ban gas stoves. Now, under the Biden administration, federal agencies are potentially exploring similar policies in what would be an unprecedented and inappropriate expansion of federal power. Federal bureaucrats have no right telling American consumers what kind of stoves they can use, and this week, House Republicans made that abundantly clear.”