Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 4, 2010
The Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) President and CEO Kate Offringa today issued the following statement regarding Senate introduction of Home Star legislation by Senators Bingaman, Snowe, Warner, Graham, Sanders, Merkley, Scott Brown, Dodd, Gillibrand, Carper, Pryor, Begich, Klobuchar, Cantwell and Stabenow:
“On behalf of the thousands of workers our Council represents, I’m pleased that the Senate is poised to build on the bipartisan success of House passage of the Home Star legislation. We applaud the growing momentum for Home Star and look forward to it quickly becoming law. Enactment of Home Star is critical to putting out-of-work Americans back on the payroll in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Home Star’s introduction in the Senate will build on that progress and continue the drumbeat for the job creation, energy savings and cost savings for homeowners included in the bill.
“The Council is concerned about a proposal that would re-direct funds from vital programs toward tax credits, potentially lessening the impact for those who would benefit the most from Home Star. Nonetheless, I am confident that we can resolve any hurdles to enactment of this important legislation.
“I encourage the Senate to move quickly on this measure. Within 30 days of Home Star becoming law, we can have our insulation teams and construction crews back to work improving homes and improving energy efficiency. We’re ready to do our part in helping pull this bill across the finish line this year. Some of the hardest-working Americans are counting on it.”
About the Council of NAIMA
The Council of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association advocates for policies and programs that encourage and incentivize increased energy efficiency through insulation in new and existing residential and commercial buildings and industrial applications. Membership in the Council of NAIMA is open to thermal and acoustical insulation manufacturers – regardless of insulation product type – and their suppliers located in North America.
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