On Thursday, U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin’s (R-OK) legislation to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing Clean Air Act (CAA) waivers to states which seek to ban or otherwise limit the sale of internal combustion engines passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Mullin’s bill, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, passed the House with bipartisan support where it will now advance to the Senate.
“We cannot allow California’s costly and extreme Green New Deal agenda to eliminate consumer choice for hundreds of millions of American families,” said Senator Mullin. “Our bill, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act is an important step in rejecting the far-Left’s attempt to control every aspect of Americans’ lives– including what car they drive. I’m thrilled that my colleagues in the House recognize the importance of protecting consumers and maintaining competition in the automotive industry, and I look forward to this bill’s consideration in the United States Senate.”
U.S. Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and John Hoeven (R-ND)joined Mullin in cosponsoring this legislation. Representative John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) led introduction of the companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.