Better Buildings Act Sails Out Of Committee On Bipartisan Efforts
Statement from Alliance to Save Energy's Elizabeth Tate
"Today, energy efficiency once again proved to be a goal both parties can unify around. This morning, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Better Buildings Acts of 2013, introduced by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), by a voice vote. This legislation would save Americans both energy and money, greatly benefiting tenants, property owners, and the community as a whole.
"We commend Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Waxman for their leadership in making energy efficiency a bipartisan issue. This was the first energy efficiency bill to be considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the 113th Congress, and the committee’s very first full committee action of 2014.
"We are hopeful that the committee leaders will continue to work across the aisle to bring to the House floor bipartisan energy efficiency policies, such as this legislation, that will better the U.S. economy and move the country towards reaching the goal of doubling our nation’s energy productivity."
- Our bill summary: http://www.ase.org/resources/summary-better-buildings-act
- Text of the amended bill: http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th/house-bill/2126/text
- Committee markup information: http://energycommerce.house.gov/markup/full-committee-vote-hr-3826-electricity-security-and-affordability-act-and-hr-2126-better-buildings-act