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Martin Heinrich praised by Steny Hoyer on climate legislation
U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer praised three fellow Democrats — including U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich — for their work on the major climate change bill passed on Friday.
Hoyer “applauded” the work of U.S. Reps. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Heinrich for their work “to strengthen the renewable energy provisions that will help create clean energy jobs in the West and across the country.” Heinrich represents the Albuquerque-based First Congressional District.
The bill included an amendemnt by Heinrich that would require that federal offices purchase 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources. This is similar to the renewable energy standard provision in the bill which would require that 20 percent of the nation’s energy be derived from renewable sources by 2020.
In a statement released by Heinrich’s office, Hoyer said of Heinrich and the two others, “Understanding the tremendous potential of renewable energy sources in their states to jumpstart the economy and power our future, they have worked together with the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition to craft provisions that will significantly increase the use of renewable power by the federal government.”
The bill is now headed to Senate for consideration, though when exactly the chamber will consider the bill is still unknown.