Senate approves resolution to undo DOE gas furnace rule

By Andres Picon | 05/22/2024 06:23 AM EDT

Moderate Democrats joined Republicans to oppose the efficiency standards.

Senate vote.

The Senate easily approved legislation against Department of Energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces. Senate Television

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would roll back Biden administration efficiency standards for residential gas furnaces.

Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) voted with 46 Republicans to approve S.J. Res. 58 from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on a 50-45 vote.

It was the latest in a string of Congressional Review Act measures targeting the administration’s energy efficiency rules for home appliances.


The White House said in a statement of administration policy Tuesday that President Joe Biden would veto the resolution.