26 Sep '13, 2pm

Energy efficiency legislation delayed indefinitely:

Energy efficiency legislation delayed indefinitely:

After two weeks of deliberation, the Senate couldn’t advance this important bipartisan bill. The Senate spent the first two weeks of September trying to pass bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, commonly known as Shaheen-Portman (S. 1392 ). Unfortunately, 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 Senate is now grappling with the more urgent issue of keeping the government funded into the next fiscal year. While the energy efficiency bill, sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), enjoyed strong bipartisan support, Senate leaders were also unable to find a way to handle proposed controversial amendments, such as a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and others targeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules on climate c...

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