U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, along with other colleagues in the U.S. House, to push back against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that would require two-thirds of vehicles sold in the United States to be fully electric by 2032.
In his remarks, Strong said, "I've had several auto manufacturers and suppliers in my district of Alabama, one of which produces 3,200 gas-powered engines every 24 hours, that would be severely impacted if we allow this proposed EPA rule to be put in place."
"It's not good for America," he continued. "This is nothing more than an attempt by the Washington bureaucracy to overstep its bounds and force companies to fit their green agenda."
Strong added, "It hurts everyday consumers, an electric vehicle is almost $20,000 more expensive than a gas-powered car. At a time when the Biden Administration's inflation is costing the average American family over $11,000 more per year un-elected bureaucrats want to force hard working Americans to spend even more."
The North Alabama Republican thanked his colleagues in the House for ensuring that no funds would be allocated in an appropriations bill that would allow the EPA to enact this rule.
In a letter, which Strong signed, members of Congress expressed how this EPA mandate would have an immediate and detrimental impact on the choice and affordability of vehicles while also making Americans more dependent on China.
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