In response to President Obama's announcement of nearly $4 billion in energy upgrades to public and private buildings, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-3) issued the following statement:
"I applaud president Obama's announcement of nearly $4 billion in energy upgrades to public and private buildings. These investments will create tens of thousands of jobs and save both taxpayer money and energy.
"The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act, which I introduced and which passed in the last Congress, laid the groundwork for the investment in energy efficiency we're seeing now. That's why I'm proud to hear of the President's announcement, and to have introduced the bipartisan High Performance Buildings Act this year. I'm looking forward to seeing these common-sense investments pay off for the American economy and our budget in the coming years."