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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) sent a letter this week urging Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission against his ill-advised proposal to ban gas-powered stoves. The letter reads, in part:

“Gas stoves have become essential to feed American families. In my home state of Ohio, as many as two-in-five households use gas for cooking. Many local restaurants rely on gas stoves for the same reasons that home cooks do: they find them easier to cook with and cheaper to operate. These Ohioans have suffered rising energy costs long enough and should not be forced to choose electric alternatives that tend to be more expensive to operate.”

“Your chairman, Alexander Hoehn-Saric, has walked back your brazen remarks and pledged that the CPSC is ‘not looking to ban gas stoves.’ I wish I could believe his promises. But given the callous indifference of your remarks to the needs of everyday Ohioans and this administration’s reckless campaign against American energy, I cannot.

“I urge you to reevaluate the evidence of the alleged harms posed by gas-powered appliances, renounce any potential ban, and foreclose consideration of regulations that would restrict access to natural gas.”

Click here to read Senator Vance’s letter