Energy Savings, Jobs and a Little Bipartisanship, to Boot

By May 6, 2010Energy

National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler and former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham have an op-ed published in today’s The Hill supporting passage of energy-efficiency legislation on the House floor today. From “Home Star builds bipartisanship, energy savings“:

[When] the opportunity for bipartisan cooperation presents itself, members of Congress would do well by their constituents to take advantage.

The House schedule this week presents one such timely opportunity in the form of legislation that will create jobs in manufacturing and housing while strengthening our nation’s energy security.

The bill is H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, which we are supporting as a straight-forward, private-sector rebate program for homeowners who invest in improving their home’s energy efficiency.

The NAM also sent a “Key Vote” letter to the House on Wednesday, urging support for the bill. Key Votes are used in the NAM’s analysis of a member of Congress’ record on manufacturing-related votes.

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