8) Republicans to force floor vote reversing California’s electric vehicle mandate
Fox News, 11 September 2023
House Republicans are expected to force a floor vote on a stand-alone bill that would effectively prohibit California and other Democrat-led states from implementing planned electric vehicle (EV) mandates.
The House is set to vote on the so-called Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act — authored by Rep. John Joyce, R-Pa., and introduced in March — on Thursday. The legislation, if enacted, would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing waivers to states seeking to ban or limit internal combustion engine vehicles.
“The simple fact is that electric vehicles cannot meet the demands of my constituents,” Joyce told Fox News Digital in an interview Monday. “Coupling the mountains with the harsh winters and the intense heat of summers makes driving an electric vehicle both unreliable and ultimately unrealistic for many of my constituents.”
“This legislation, H.R. 1435, is an option. It is not an anti-electric vehicle legislation,” he added. “For those who would like an electric vehicle, they should have the option of buying one. But it doesn’t help my constituents — it doesn’t help in any district to require an individual to buy an EV regardless of what they want and regardless of the demands of the market.”