| Call the Capitol Switchboard and tell your Senator to vote no on the Portman/Shaheen amendment.
Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will introduce an amendment to include onerous anti-housing energy code provisions into the recently-introduced energy bill. This amendment would expand the role of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the code development process by requiring them to establish energy savings targets, thereby denying the code consensus bodies freedom in decision-making. Learn more about the bill here.
This represents an unprecedented power grab by the federal government in the building code development arena and we need your help now!
Please call or write your Senator and urge them to oppose the Portman/Shaheen amendment to include building energy code provisions into the comprehensive energy bill.