Shaheen-Portman Act Passes Senate, Finally

Gita Subramony for Zondits, March 27, 2015 After much delay caused by partisan bickering, the Shaheen-Portman Act was passed by the Senate. The bill, which promotes energy efficiency and emissions reductions, was generally supported by both sides of the aisle early on, but fell victim to political infighting in 2014. Finally, after being re-introduced earlier … Read more

Stalled Senate Efficiency Bill to Reappear in January?

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 parti