John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, will testify this morning, 10 a.m., at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment hearing, “HomeStar: Job Creation Through Home Energy Retrofits.”
The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment will hold a hearing entitled “HomeStar: Job Creation Through Home Energy Retrofits” on Thursday, March 18, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. This hearing will examine proposed legislation to incentivize home energy retrofits and increase employment in the construction and related sectors.
•The Honorable Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
•Larry Laseter, President, Masco Home Services
•The Honorable John Engler, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Manufacturers
•Michael Thaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Owens Corning
•Christopher A.S. Pratt, Vice President, Construction and Development Services, LLC
The NAM Vice President Dorothy Coleman issued a statement on the HomeStar program on March 3.
Manufacturers are encouraged by President Obama’s comments yesterday on the Home Star Program and its potential to create jobs at a crucial time in our country. We believe this is a step in the right direction. At the same time, we think there is room for improving the proposal in ways that would result in the creation of even more manufacturing, construction and retail jobs.
We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to advance this important program.
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