Stalled Senate Efficiency Bill to Reappear in January?

Portman: ‘Good chance’ Senate will take up efficiency bill in January

The Hill, November 19, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said on Wednesday that there is a “good chance” the new GOP majority will bring forward his energy efficiency bill as early as January.

The efficiency bill, co-sponsored by Portman and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), came to the floor twice in the past year but failed both times due to stalemates between the two parties.

“I think there is a very good chance we will bring that up in January,” Portman said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.

The second time the bill reached the floor, talks to attach a binding vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline crumbled, but Portman thinks that could change with the GOP majority in charge next year.

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