Chair Rodgers on Biden’s New EPA Tailpipe Proposals: It Will Make New Vehicles Unaffordable

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of two new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to make vehicles even more expensive for Americans. 

“Just like his ban on natural gas stoves in our kitchens, this is another example of how President Joe Biden is using his so-called 'climate agenda' to dictate how people live their lives. The Environmental Protection Agency will make cars unaffordable by following California’s lead towards a complete ban on gas powered vehicles. With these proposals, people will be forced to pay more for a car they can’t afford—insurance alone for EVs is nearly 26 percent higher than combustion-engine vehicles. This will hurt low-income families the most, while also making us more reliant on China for critical materials necessary for electric vehicles. It’s a lose-lose for American families and for American security.”