Burgess Introduces Bill to Promote American Free Market Innovation
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, today introduced legislation that would foster free market-driven innovation and technological advances. The Energy Efficiency Free Market Act of 2016 (H.R. 4504) would strike all government-mandated energy efficiency standards currently required on a variety of consumer products found in millions of American homes.
“The federal government must trust the American people to make the right decisions when it comes to the products they buy. When the government sets the efficiency standard for a product, that often becomes the ceiling. I have long been a firm believer in energy efficiency; however, when the market drives the standard, there’s no limit to how fast and how aggressive manufacturers will be when consumers demand more efficient and better made products,” said Burgess.
“Government standards have proven to be unworkable. The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution was meant as a limitation on federal power. It was never intended to allow the federal government to micromanage everyday consumer products that do not pose a risk to human health or safety.”
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