H.R. 5019, the "Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010"

Bill Status: 
Passed by House
Last Action: 
May 6, 2010

H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, was intended to improve the energy efficiency of American homes, to increase employment in the home construction and renovation industries, to promote domestic manufacture of energy efficient products and materials, to foster private enterprise in energy efficiency retrofit services and quality assurance, and to assist homeowners requiring assistance with energy efficiency financing.  This legislation authorized the Department of Energy to provide $6 billion in funding over two years to encourage energy efficiency investments in homes across the country.

The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment approved a committee print of the “Home Star Energy Retrofit Act” on March 24, 2010.  On April 14, 2010, Rep. Welch of Vermont, along with Reps. Waxman, Markey, Cardoza (D-CA), and Ehlers (R-MI) introduced the approved committee print text as H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act.  On April 15, 2010, the Committee approved H.R. 5019 by a roll call vote of 30-17.  The House passed an amended version of H.R. 5019 on May 6, 2010, by a roll call vote of 246-161.  No further action was taken on H.R. 5019 during the 111th Congress, and the bill did not become law.

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