House Republicans use final spending bill to put an end to attempts to restrict gas stoves

House Republicans included a one-line provision in the final appropriations legislation up for a vote Friday that would prevent the Biden administration from banning gas stoves.

In the minibus released early Thursday morning, a policy rider states that none of the appropriated funds “may be used to promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any regulation issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban gas stoves as a class of products.”

The debate around a proposed ban on gas stoves dates back to 2022 after the Consumer Product Safety Commission floated a future ban and changes in standards for natural gas stoves after several studies linked the product to an increased risk of childhood asthma. The Energy Department shortly after proposed new regulations to mandate better energy efficiency in new gas
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