Washington D.C.- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik applauds the passage of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, which she co-led, ensuring American consumers freedom of choice when it comes to the type of vehicles they decide to buy.

This legislation amends federal law to block attempts by the Far Left to eliminate the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines. This will also restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing any waiver for new regulations that would ban the sale or use of new motor vehicles with internal combustion engines. 

This bill comes in response to attempts by the Far Left Governors of California and New York to effectively ban gas vehicles. In August 2022, California approved a new requirement on automakers which effectively bans the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines and light trucks by 2035 in favor of zero-emission vehicles. When Kathy Hochul followed suit, Stefanik led a letter to the New York Governor calling on her to abandon the plan that would limit consumer choice and raise vehicle costs for families in Upstate New York and the North Country. In order to implement these rules, California and New York need a waiver from the EPA, making this legislation crucial to protecting American consumers' right to choose.  

“Far-Left Leaders like New York Governor Kathy Hochul are attempting to shove their Far Left Green New Deal agenda down the throats of the American consumers, shamelessly pushing out of touch policies that would ban gas powered cars in favor of electric vehicles ultimately eliminating consumer choice. For many communities in Upstate New York and the North Country, electric vehicles are not feasible.” Stated Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “This is why the passage of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act is crucial to ensure the majority of Americans' voices are not drowned out by the priorities of the urban elite and to allow all communities to prosper without overbearing green regulations.” 

Find the full text of the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act HERE