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FreedomWorks Grassroots Activists Log over 2000 Comments in Opposition to Unnecessary Department of Energy Dishwasher Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - FreedomWorks, in conjunction with the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) have issued a combined 2000+ comments in support of a petition to create a new category of consumer dishwashers not subject to onerous efficiency standards. Such standards have caused dishwasher cycle times to increase by roughly 150% on average since the 1980s. The comments period, which was open for several weeks, closed yesterday.

Patrick Hedger, FreedomWorks Director of Policy, commented:

"This is not just good policy, but it also provides a clear example of just how far the reach of federal regulators now extends. Washington bureaucrats are in your home, they're in your kitchen, they're in your dishwasher!"

"Regulation too often forces consumers to sacrifice efficacy for efficiency, when they should be left free to balance the two to best meet their families' needs. We were proud to promote CEI's effort to give consumers real choice and encourage the Department of Energy to move this process forward."