Bipartisan energy efficiency bill stalled; may not be revived this year
The bill, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman in April 2013, has been postponed indefinitely.
The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, commonly known as Shaheen-Portman(S. 1392) that would have impacted building codes. Due to partisan bickering, including a rogue amendment on healthcare, the bill never got far on the floor of the Senate and has been postponed indefinitely. The postponement of Shaheen-Portman raises questions about whether Senate leadership will reconsider the measure in the coming months.