House to vote on Chevron deference, gas stove rules

Source: By MIA MCCARTHY, E&E News • Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Republicans are planning votes on a slate of bills next week on energy policy and regulations.

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.).

Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) is sponsoring legislation to require Congress to approve major federal rules. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

 The House plans to vote on legislation next week against gas stove restrictions and to limit the executive branch’s rulemaking powers.

The “Separation of Powers Restoration Act,” H.R. 288, would end Chevron deference, a legal standard from the Supreme Court case Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council.

After a brief stint in the debt ceiling negotiations, the “REINS Act,” H.R.277, will get a floor vote. The “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act” would require congressional approval for agency rules before they go into effect.

Lead sponsor Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) said in a tweet she would not support the debt ceiling compromise without her proposal.

Both ending Chevron deference and enacting the “REINS Act” have been strong talking points for anti-regulation Republicans.