The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a bipartisan bill to combat the rising costs of red carpets in the House.
The legislation passed 231-194.
“I know the red carpet industry has been hurt by our lack of attention to this issue, but the House of Represenatives is determined to fix it,” Rep. Pete Sessions, a California Republican, said after the vote.
“And we are working on a bipartisan solution.”
The bill requires that any new red carpet products or alterations to existing ones that would increase the cost of a red carpet be placed in a separate category.
The House approved the bill by a vote of 338-87.
“This is a critical time for the red carpet industry.
We must work together to address this critical problem,” Sessions said.
Sessions said that in recent years, the red-carpets industry had faced some of the highest rates of new carpet damage in the country.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, a Washington, D.C., trade group, a new carpet has a life expectancy of less than five years.