Biden issues veto threat over gas furnaces bill set for Senate vote

President Joe Biden has threatened to veto a bill that would undo his administration‘s new efficiency standards for gas furnaces.

The bill, S.J. Res. 58, is scheduled for a vote Tuesday evening in the Senate. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the primary sponsor and says the rule would effectively ban all noncondensing furnace models, forcing people to convert to electric heat pumps.

“This administration doesn’t care that their radical climate agenda will have a catastrophic impact on American families and small businesses,” Cruz said. “Eliminating all non-condensing natural gas furnaces will only serve to further hurt families who are already struggling to get by.”

But Biden argues that the standards will save people money as the rule requires manufacturers to sell only furnaces that convert at least
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