Senate Kicks ‘Fluffy Puppy’ Again: Shaheen-Portman Fails

The U.S. Senate on Monday once again faltered on Shaheen-Portman, an energy efficiency bill that has broad bi-partisan support, but keeps getting tangled in unrelated issues that block its passage. The bill is so universally supported and inoffensive, it has been described as the ‘fluffy puppy’ of legislation by New York Times op-ed columnist Gail … [Read more...]

Shaheen-Portman: Everyone Loves It. So Why Isn’t It Moving in the US Senate?

Supporters of 'Shaheen-Portman' saw another day go by without action on the  important energy efficiency bill, after the Senate recessed early Monday because of the Washington Navy Yard shootings. The recess marked yet another delay for the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392), which has been hailed for months as one of the … [Read more...]