House Passes Bill to Make Rural Homes More Energy Efficient
In a 240-172 vote, the House passed yesterday a bill that would give Americans who live in rural areas loans to make their homes more energy efficient.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a statement on the bill, said:
By passing the Rural Energy Savings Program Act, we are supporting local workers and strengthening demand for products made in America – such as insulation and windows – because when we ‘make it in America,’ we create jobs and lead the world economy.
According to Pelosi’s office, the bill would create 40,000 construction, manufacturing and retail jobs a year.