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“A final push to send energy efficiency legislation to the President’s Desk during the last hours of the 113th Congress proves that efficiency remains a top priority for lawmakers and sets the stage for continued action in the coming year. H.R.2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014, had broad bipartisan support but failed to pass by unanimous consent, due to an unexplained objection by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).
“With Saturday’s passage of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, Congress sent a clear signal that energy efficiency remains a priority within federal energy policy, as the Department of Energy’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs received a two percent increase of $25 million in funding over last year’s budget, including 9% and 11% increases to the important weatherization and advanced manufacturing programs, respectively. The Alliance to Save Energy applauds the bipartisan efforts of lawmakers in reaching an agreement that will fund the federal government through next September.
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