NASEO Applauds Bipartisan, Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015

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.