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U.S. House Committee Advances Bills that would curtail Biden Admin EV and Emissions Goals

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved two pieces of legislation that would derail a significant component of the Biden Administration's goals of reducing auto emissions by boosting electric vehicles (EV).

H.R. 1435, The Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, sponsored by Rep. Joyce (R-PA), would ban the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state governments from directly or indirectly limit the sale of new vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE). The committee approved the bill on a 26 to 22 party-line vote.

H.R. 4468, The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023, sponsored by Rep. Walberg (R-MI), would block the EPA from implementing its proposed rule titled "Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles". The EPA made this rule proposal public in May 2023, and is intended to reduce new ICE car sales to 33% of all vehicles sold in 2032. It passed the committee on a 27 to 23 party-line vote.