H.R. 5156, the "Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2010"

Bill Status: 
Passed by House
Last Action: 
Jul 28, 2010

H.R. 5156 was developed after a series of meetings among staff, scholars, and stakeholders, as well as a hearing on relevant issues.

H.R. 5156 establishes a fund administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) to assist United States businesses with manufacturing and exporting clean energy technology products and services.  The purpose of the bill is to ensure that clean energy technology firms, including parts suppliers and engineering and design firms, have the information and assistance they need to compete domestically and globally and to create jobs in the United States.  The fund would be used to promote policies that reduce production costs and encourage innovation, investment, and productivity, as well as to implement a national clean energy technology export strategy.

Under H.R. 5156, United States businesses are given information, tools, and other assistance to promote clean energy technology manufacturing in the United States, and facilitate the export of clean energy technology products and services.  The Secretary of Commerce must report to Congress within the first six months regarding use of funds, and after five years to assess the program's effectiveness and whether it should be continued.

On June 30, 2010, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection met in open markup session and forwarded H.R. 5156, amended, to the full Committee by a voice vote.  On July 21, 2010, the Committee on Energy and Commerce met in open markup session to consider H.R. 5156 and ordered it reported favorably to the House, amended, by a voice vote.  On July 28, 2010, H.R. 5156 was considered in the House under suspension of the rules and passed, as amended, by a voice vote.

No further action was taken on H.R. 4692 in the 111th Congress.

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