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Americans for Prosperity Pushes Sen. Brown for Answers on Biden EV Mandate

Apr 12, 2024 by AFP

Columbus, OH – Americans for Prosperity-Ohio (AFP-OH) today announced the launch of a new digital ad campaign in Ohio calling on U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to block the Biden administration’s efforts to ban gas-powered cars and force most Americans to drive electric vehicles.   

President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a new emissions rule for light-duty and medium-duty vehicles that would require up to two-thirds of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to be electric vehicles (EVs) by 2032. U.S. Senators Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have announced Congressional Review Act legislation aimed at blocking this new government mandate, but Senator Brown has thus far stayed silent on the issue.    

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Donovan O’Neil, AFP-OH State Director, released the following statement:  

“The Biden Administration’s plan to tell Ohioans what kind of car and truck they can and cannot drive leads to excessive government involvement, and yet, Senator Brown has stayed silent. 

“This new government mandate is not about a cleaner environment; it’s about killing Ohio energy jobs by controlling what Americans can buy and drive. Senator Brown’s silence on this radical overstep into Ohioans’ driveways speaks volumes, and he owes it to hard-working Ohioans to tell them where he stands on this misguided mandate.

“We don’t need the federal government telling Ohioans what they’re allowed to buy and what businesses are allowed to makewe need a plan that works for everyone and maintains Americans’ freedom to choose their own cars.” 

The Biden Administration is moving forward with this new government mandate even as new Ipsos polling shows 3 out of 4 Americans oppose government regulations that would ban new gasoline, diesel, and hybrid vehicles. It also comes as GM, Ford, and Stellantis have laid off thousands of American workers in recent months as a result of decisions to end production of certain gas-powered vehicles and weakening demand for EVs.