NASEO applauds the bipartisan Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, released by the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week. Senator Lisa Murkowski, (R-AK) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) unveiled the broad, bipartisan bill which resulted from months of listening sessions, legislative hearings, and negotiations.
NASEO provided testimony and suggestions on a number of the bill’s key provisions. In particular, the bill would reauthorize both the U.S. State Energy Program (SEP) at $90 million and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at $350 million. We continue to work with Congress to provide additional suggestions and to support the bill.