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.  

October 04, 2013 |
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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.

(http://www.usgbc.org/articles/energy-efficiency-legislation-delayed-indefinitely/)

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