Because there are no other pressing issues and the Biden Administration is not coming for your gas stove, Senators Ted Cruz (Cancún Cruz) and Joe Manchin (Joe Manshit) have introduced a new bill to protect your gas stove and the ‘shoshilist’ Biden administration from confiscating it. Yes, really.
“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, who has been fighting for a massive gas pipeline project to be built in West Virginia, said in a statement.
“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,” he continued.
Cruz, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, added, “Make no mistake, radical environmentalists want to stop Americans from using natural gas. 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.
“I am pleased to partner with Senator Manchin in this bipartisan effort to stop the federal government from issuing regulations that put the interests of the Green New Deal before the well-being of American families,” Cruz said.
According to NBC:
Senate Energy Committee Chairman Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the new ranking member of the Commerce Committee, are teaming up on legislation Thursday that would bar the Consumer Product Safety Commission from using federal funding to ban new or existing gas stoves, according to a copy of the bill first shared with NBC News.
Specifically, the two-page Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act would prevent the commission from using federal funds to regulate an existing gas stove as a “banned hazardous product” or to impose or enforce any consumer product safety standard or rule that would result in prohibiting the use or sale of gas stoves, or hiking their average price, in the U.S.
Nearly 40% of American homes use gas stoves, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
But Wait! The Bill is All Bipartisany!
John Barrasso supports this solution to the nonexistent problem. Other than Manshit, no other Democratic senator jump on the “Don’t Take My Stove!” bandwagon, thus far.