H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act, introduced by Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) in April, passed in the United States House of Representatives unanimously by voice vote today. H.R. 4850 amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to allow for the inclusion of walk-in cooler and freezer technologies that are more energy efficient than systems that are currently required in the law's narrow definition.
"Too often bureaucratic red tape and needless federal regulations keep America's innovators and small businesses from creating jobs," said Aderholt. "The Enabling Energy Savings Innovation Act passed by the House today is a common sense solution to what never should have never been a problem to begin with, but sadly became another bureaucratic nightmare."
"I am glad to see that the House of Representatives is again paving the way for manufacturers to come up with innovative energy and cost-saving ideas that at the same time also save American jobs. House Republicans remain committed to creating a regulatory environment that fosters innovation, growth and job creation and H.R. 4850 is another step in the right direction. I thank my colleagues for joining me in supporting this initiative and hope that our colleagues in the Senate take action on this common sense measure," concluded Aderholt.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.