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Balderson Applauds Passage of Bill Blocking the Ban of Gas-Powered Vehicles

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) voted in support of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from allowing states to ban the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Balderson is an original co-sponsor on the bill, which was introduced in response to California's decision to effectively eliminate the sale of new internal combustion vehicles by 2035. The bill would restrict the EPA from issuing any waivers allowing this ban or similar bans.

Balderson spoke on the House floor in support of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.

“Lawmakers in California want to outright ban the sale of new vehicles with an internal combustion engine,” said Balderson. “They are fed up with the pace of the free market, and they want to force consumers to switch to more expensive electric vehicles.”

“This bill would prevent President Biden’s EPA from granting California the waiver needed to approve this ban. If the California waiver is approved, over a dozen other states could adopt identical standards to ban the internal combustion engine. House Republicans believe that Americans should be able to purchase the vehicle that meets their needs.”

The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act passed the House 222-190 with both Republican and Democrat support.

Balderson’s full remarks on the House floor can be seen HERE.

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