Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) introduced a bill to prevent restricting or banning gas stoves and similar appliances on Thursday. Senator James Risch (R-Idaho) is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-04) introduced companion legislation in the House. Bill text may be found here.
“Democrats tried to ban gas stoves, got caught, and backed down. But they will try again—their desire to regulate every aspect of American life knows no bounds. Our bill would prevent any future attempts to regulate how Americans cook breakfast,” said Senator Cotton.
“The Biden administration has now taken aim not once, but twice, at the gas stoves that feed millions of families every day. After walking back a threat to ban gas stoves in January, Biden’s Department of Energy has proposed a loophole that could ban gas stoves that do not meet their cherry-picked, ridiculous energy consumption standards. Our bill, the STOVE Act, will prevent the administration from moving forward with any attempt to ban gas stoves,” said Senator Risch.
“The last thing Americans need or want is another bureaucrat telling us which appliance we can have. Americans should have the ability to choose the most affordable and most available way to cook food in their own homes. I am proud to work with Senator Cotton and Senator Risch on the bicameral STOVE Act to forcefully push back on current and future nanny-state proposals emanating from Washington,” said Congressman Huizenga.