SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AMENDMENT CLEARING SENATE WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

January 20, 2015

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a targeted energy efficiency amendment that she introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) passed the Senate 94-5:

“Even though this amendment is attached to a bill that the President has vowed to veto, its passage demonstrates the broad, bipartisan support energy efficiency enjoys in the Senate. I hope we can soon schedule a stand-alone vote on the larger Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill that the President has committed to sign.”

For more information on the amendment that the Senate passed this afternoon, click here: http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/release/?id=f14a1924-a351-4fda-b3f2-a8a7192414b3