Rush to Hold Legislative Hearing on Bills to Improve Energy Efficiency and Energy Sector Jobs

Apr 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) and Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the Energy Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building on a series of bills aimed at making Americans’ homes, buildings and energy infrastructure more efficient and cost-effective.  The hearing is entitled, “Investing in America’s Energy Infrastructure: Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating a Diverse Workforce.”

“Creating more energy efficient homes and communities – and investing in a new workforce to build them – will save consumers money on their energy bills, strengthen the economy, and address climate change,” said Rush and Pallone.  “Tackling these issues will be a priority for us this Congress, and we look forward jumpstarting that effort at this hearing.”

The bills to be considered at the hearing are as follows:

  • H.R. 1315 – Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019
  • H.R. 2019 – Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2019
  • H.R. 2041 – Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act
  • H.R. 2043 – Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act of 2019
  • H.R. 2044 – Smart Building Acceleration Act

Several other bills are expected to be added.

Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.