The Leader’s Floor Lookout: Thursday, September 14, 2023
Washington, September 14, 2023
Here’s what to watch for on the House Floor today:
Protecting Americans’ Freedom to Choose Their Own Car
In August of 2022, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to place restrictions on automakers that would essentially ban the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035.
This overstep of liberal politicians to push their radical green new deal agenda wouldn’t stop at California’s borders – 17 other states, such as Virginia, are set to follow the state’s lead, making up 40 percent of the United States’ new car sales.
Once again, American families would bear the brunt of these policies, potentially being forced to spend more money on an expensive electric vehicle and left at the mercy of their states' power grids – some of which, including California's, have already proven to be unreliable.
It is critical we maintain competition in the automotive markets and ensure families have access to reliable and affordable vehicles by preventing California’s regulations from taking effect and preserving consumer choice.
Rep. John Joyce’s legislation, H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, amends the Clean Air Act and blocks Biden’s EPA from issuing waivers for regulations that ban the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines.
House Republicans will continue to fight against big government overreach and preserve American families’ freedom to make their own choice on what car best fits their needs.