Sponsors pare back energy efficiency bill ahead of Senate debate

The provision’s supporters are hoping to reinstate that item on the floor, another Senate aide told The Hill.

The latest version also removes incentives for the federal government to use and install infrastructure for natural gas and electric vehicles, as it called for mandatory spending, the aide said.

The new iteration of Shaheen-Portman, as its known, also includes some additions.

It would create a “career skills program” that provides grants to nonprofit partnerships under the building code section of the bill.

Additionally, it would expand the types of motors eligible for a rebate program outlined in the bill.