Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

House Committee Passes Energy Bill

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a comprehensive energy bill, H.R. 8, The North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. The measure included two provisions that NAR supported:

  1. One provision would streamline and improve the process for developing energy building codes and limit the influence the U.S. Department of Energy has on developing these codes.
  2. A second provision would emphasize that any residential or commercial energy score, label or rating program is strictly voluntary, optional and developed on a market-driven basis.

The legislation now goes to the House floor, where it could be voted on as early as next week.

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