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S. 720 - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act of 2015

Energy. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act of 2015

S. 720 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015
  • Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015
  • Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015
Sponsor
Rob Portman
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Building construction
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Educational facilities and institutions
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment and training programs
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Energy prices
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Environmental technology
  • General Services Administration
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Higher education
  • Housing finance and home ownership
  • Industrial facilities
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Lighting and heating
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Performance measurement
  • Product safety and quality
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public utilities and utility rates
  • Real estate business
  • Research and development
  • Residential rehabilitation and home repair
  • Science and engineering education
  • Water use and supply
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Major Actions
Introduced3/11/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/11/2015
3/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
3/11/2015Introduced in Senate
4/30/2015Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/30/2015Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
9/09/2015Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski with amendments. With written report No. 114-130.
Put on a legislative calendar9/09/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 210.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

32 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015

32 organizations supported this bill

AEC Science & Technology
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Alliance for Industrial Efficiency
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Alliance to Save Energy
Alliance to Save Energy (2015, March 11). Portman And Shaheen Reintroduce The Energy Savings And Industrial Competitiveness Act. Retrieved March 13, 2015, from Alliance to Save Energy.
American Chemistry Council
American Chemistry Council (2015, March 11). ACC Commends Senators Portman and Shaheen for Reintroducing Energy Efficiency Bill. Retrieved March 12, 2015, from ACC.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
American Public Power Association
Anderson, Jeannine (2015, August 3). Senate energy panel OKs Portman-Shaheen efficiency bill. Retrieved September 2, 2015, from American Public Power Association.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
American Society of Landscape Architects
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Association of Energy Engineers
Wirzba, Emily (2015, March 30). Good News for Energy Efficiency Legislation. Retrieved April 28, 2015, from Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
BCSE (2015, March 11). BCSE Statement on Re-Introduction of Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Bill Clean Energy Industries Applaud Senators for Bipartisan Leadership. Retrieved March 13, 2015, from BCSE.
Consumer Electronics Association
Consumer Electronics Association (2015, March 16). CEA Commends Sens. Portman and Shaheen on the Reintroduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from Consumer Electronics Association.
efficiency first
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
energy future coalition
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Wirzba, Emily (2015, March 30). Good News for Energy Efficiency Legislation. Retrieved April 28, 2015, from Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Home Performance Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
institute for market transformation
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Malachite LLC
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
NAIOP (2015, April 30). NAIOP Voices Support for “The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015”. Retrieved July 31, 2015, from NAIOP.
National Association of Electrical Distributors
National Association of Electrical Distributors (2015, March 16). NAED Supports the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. Retrieved March 18, 2015, from National Association of Electrical Distributors.
National Association of Energy Service Companies
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
National Association of Manufacturers
Raymond, Kelley (2015, March 13). Reintroduced Energy Efficiency Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support. Retrieved March 13, 2015, from NAM.
National Association of State Energy Officials
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA Communications (2015, March 11). NEMA Urges Senate Action on Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. Retrieved March 13, 2015, from NEMA.
National Insulation Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Nature Conservancy
Nature Conservancy (2015, March 12). The Nature Conservancy Supports Energy Efficiency Bill. Retrieved March 16, 2015, from Nature Conservancy.
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
SUN DAY Campaign
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.
Water Quality Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, July 10). Letter to ENRC & ECC. Retrieved February 19, 2016, from Center for Small Business and the Environment.

1 organization opposed this bill

American Institute of Architects
American Institute of Architects (2015, March 11). Architects to Oppose Energy Efficiency Bill That Guts Energy Conservation Goals for Federal Buildings. Retrieved March 13, 2015, from AIA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$323,982$2,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$467,379$11,450
Tammy BaldwinDWI$275,678$7,825
John BarrassoRWY$270,473$1,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$947,659$48,830
Richard BlumenthalDCT$312,536$19,530
Roy BluntRMO$532,150$7,450
Cory A. BookerDNJ$635,595$51,750
John BoozmanRAR$166,935$600
Barbara BoxerDCA$8,000$3,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$541,516$30,388
Richard BurrRNC$346,150$6,650
Maria CantwellDWA$406,734$8,299
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$344,400$2,250
Ben CardinDMD$262,815$11,250
Tom CarperDDE$274,114$1,000
Bob CaseyDPA$433,290$26,706
Bill CassidyRLA$482,596$12,450
Daniel CoatsRIN$33,200$1,000
William Thad CochranRMS$175,399$9,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$219,297$4,700
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$286,243$2,500
Bob CorkerRTN$425,645$22,080
John CornynRTX$672,325$10,000
Tom CottonRAR$351,291$2,400
Mike CrapoRID$167,720$3,000
Ted CruzRTX$703,358$12,257
Steve DainesRMT$226,283$8,900
Joe DonnellyDIN$186,582$44,238
Dick DurbinDIL$306,474$15,762
Mike EnziRWY$93,650$0
Joni ErnstRIA$100,705$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$318,900$7,000
Deb FischerRNE$96,360$1,000
Jeff FlakeRAZ$394,302$1,500
Al FrankenDMN$313,796$15,370
Cory GardnerRCO$634,526$7,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,928$30,349
Lindsey GrahamRSC$412,395$9,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$347,591$4,450
Orrin G. HatchRUT$447,260$3,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$499,106$13,350
Heidi HeitkampDND$139,785$7,473
Dean HellerRNV$380,455$11,350
Mazie K. HironoDHI$163,376$5,700
John HoevenRND$162,622$9,495
Jim InhofeROK$199,150$910
Johnny IsaksonRGA$465,884$9,600
Ron JohnsonRWI$381,063$11,485
Tim KaineDVA$704,243$42,650
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$142,870$6,500
Mark KirkRIL$402,825$13,030
Amy KlobucharDMN$136,903$9,899
James LankfordROK$236,972$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$93,428$1,250
Mike LeeRUT$116,803$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$369,650$500
Ed MarkeyDMA$857,973$23,650
John McCainRAZ$512,669$18,350
Claire McCaskillDMO$308,300$23,800
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$922,150$13,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$559,926$51,250
Jeff MerkleyDOR$284,615$11,700
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$21,850$500
Jerry MoranRKS$162,558$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$526,718$2,200
Chris MurphyDCT$354,512$29,700
Patty MurrayDWA$356,117$29,938
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$438,838$17,650
Rand PaulRKY$196,518$5,900
David PerdueRGA$291,968$20,300
Gary C. PetersDMI$780,379$750
Rob PortmanROH$890,258$21,551
John "Jack" ReedDRI$95,550$6,150
Harry ReidDNV$154,961$-2,600
Jim RischRID$95,611$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$252,562$0
Mike RoundsRSD$180,583$500
Marco RubioRFL$658,412$5,900
Bernie SandersIVT$72,442$2,850
Ben SasseRNE$126,663$0
Brian SchatzDHI$631,389$35,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$976,088$50,875
Tim ScottRSC$513,140$6,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$80,300$5,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$450,461$18,275
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$89,600$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$359,582$7,750
Dan SullivanRAK$335,821$7,700
Jon TesterDMT$580,094$11,050
John ThuneRSD$385,024$1,200
Thom TillisRNC$295,423$500
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$777,763$8,379
Tom UdallDNM$382,946$14,680
David VitterRLA$158,250$2,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$412,938$24,350
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$433,837$74,544
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,193$9,091
Roger F. WickerRMS$125,150$6,250
Ron WydenDOR$691,758$5,300

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$323,982$2,000
Kelly AyotteRNH$467,379$11,450
Tammy BaldwinDWI$275,678$7,825
John BarrassoRWY$270,473$1,000
Michael F. BennetDCO$947,659$48,830
Richard BlumenthalDCT$312,536$19,530
Roy BluntRMO$532,150$7,450
Cory A. BookerDNJ$635,595$51,750
John BoozmanRAR$166,935$600
Barbara BoxerDCA$8,000$3,750
Sherrod BrownDOH$541,516$30,388
Richard BurrRNC$346,150$6,650
Maria CantwellDWA$406,734$8,299
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$344,400$2,250
Ben CardinDMD$262,815$11,250
Tom CarperDDE$274,114$1,000
Bob CaseyDPA$433,290$26,706
Bill CassidyRLA$482,596$12,450
Daniel CoatsRIN$33,200$1,000
William Thad CochranRMS$175,399$9,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$219,297$4,700
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$286,243$2,500
Bob CorkerRTN$425,645$22,080
John CornynRTX$672,325$10,000
Tom CottonRAR$351,291$2,400
Mike CrapoRID$167,720$3,000
Ted CruzRTX$703,358$12,257
Steve DainesRMT$226,283$8,900
Joe DonnellyDIN$186,582$44,238
Dick DurbinDIL$306,474$15,762
Mike EnziRWY$93,650$0
Joni ErnstRIA$100,705$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$318,900$7,000
Deb FischerRNE$96,360$1,000
Jeff FlakeRAZ$394,302$1,500
Al FrankenDMN$313,796$15,370
Cory GardnerRCO$634,526$7,000
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$402,928$30,349
Lindsey GrahamRSC$412,395$9,250
Chuck GrassleyRIA$347,591$4,450
Orrin G. HatchRUT$447,260$3,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$499,106$13,350
Heidi HeitkampDND$139,785$7,473
Dean HellerRNV$380,455$11,350
Mazie K. HironoDHI$163,376$5,700
John HoevenRND$162,622$9,495
Jim InhofeROK$199,150$910
Johnny IsaksonRGA$465,884$9,600
Ron JohnsonRWI$381,063$11,485
Tim KaineDVA$704,243$42,650
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$142,870$6,500
Mark KirkRIL$402,825$13,030
Amy KlobucharDMN$136,903$9,899
James LankfordROK$236,972$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$93,428$1,250
Mike LeeRUT$116,803$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$369,650$500
Ed MarkeyDMA$857,973$23,650
John McCainRAZ$512,669$18,350
Claire McCaskillDMO$308,300$23,800
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$922,150$13,000
Bob MenéndezDNJ$559,926$51,250
Jeff MerkleyDOR$284,615$11,700
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$21,850$500
Jerry MoranRKS$162,558$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$526,718$2,200
Chris MurphyDCT$354,512$29,700
Patty MurrayDWA$356,117$29,938
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$438,838$17,650
Rand PaulRKY$196,518$5,900
David PerdueRGA$291,968$20,300
Gary C. PetersDMI$780,379$750
Rob PortmanROH$890,258$21,551
John "Jack" ReedDRI$95,550$6,150
Harry ReidDNV$154,961$-2,600
Jim RischRID$95,611$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$252,562$0
Mike RoundsRSD$180,583$500
Marco RubioRFL$658,412$5,900
Bernie SandersIVT$72,442$2,850
Ben SasseRNE$126,663$0
Brian SchatzDHI$631,389$35,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$976,088$50,875
Tim ScottRSC$513,140$6,900
Jeff SessionsRAL$80,300$5,000
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$450,461$18,275
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$89,600$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$359,582$7,750
Dan SullivanRAK$335,821$7,700
Jon TesterDMT$580,094$11,050
John ThuneRSD$385,024$1,200
Thom TillisRNC$295,423$500
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$777,763$8,379
Tom UdallDNM$382,946$14,680
David VitterRLA$158,250$2,500
Mark R. WarnerDVA$412,938$24,350
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$433,837$74,544
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,193$9,091
Roger F. WickerRMS$125,150$6,250
Ron WydenDOR$691,758$5,300

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Real Estate developers & subdividers$12,082,217
Environmental policy$5,398,859
Electric Power utilities$4,561,495
Chemicals$3,741,693
Energy production & distribution$2,269,378
Alternate energy production & services$2,063,952
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
Manufacturing$635,786
Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$547,888
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$527,791
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Water Utilities$524,332
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$481,151
Other construction-related products$438,231
Building materials$251,026
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Energy, Natural Resources and Environment$127,450
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Electrical Supply$91,632

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Architectural services$1,184,409
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