Mast Calls Proposed Gas Stove Ban 'Government Overreach

Mast Calls Proposed Gas Stove Ban 'Government Overreach

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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June 19, 2023

In January, it was reported the Biden Administration sought to limit Americans' usage of gas stoves. House Republicans were quick to call the move ridiculous, passing a bill on Wednesday in the House to prevent the restrictions from taking place. Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) commented on the passage in a recent blog post and Tweet, "The Biden Administration wants to regulate everything but the kitchen sink - literally."

"The Biden Administration wants to regulate everything but the kitchen sink - literally. This week, the House voted to make sure Americans get to decide how they cook their dinners," tweeted Rep. Mast.

On his blog, Rep. Mast posted footage of his speech on the House floor, where he warned the Biden Administration would not stop at gas stoves.

"Give it a couple of months, and this Administration's going to be coming after everybody's backyard grills," said Mast.

Additionally, Mast pointed out that such efforts are "a waste of time, and it’s a waste of your tax dollars," especially as he pointed out only eight percent of Floridians use gas stoves as of 2020. " It’s government overreach and inefficiency at its worst," he continued.

Other Florida Republicans have similarly fought against what they view as executive overreach.

The most significant is Representative Kat Cammack's (R-FL) REINS Act that passed the House. Rep. Cammack's bill would prevent "major rulings" by federal regulatory agencies from taking effect without Congressional approval, defined primarily as having an "economic impact of $100 million or more."

Similarly, Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) had recently filed an amicus curiae briefing to the Fifth Circuit Supreme Court demanding the overturn of a block by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of a cancer research firm's investment in early detection technology.

The week before the gas stove bill vote, members of the House Freedom Caucus prevented the bill from reaching the floor out of frustration with the debt ceiling agreement reached between President Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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