Rep. Upton vows efficiency bill action if Senate plan advances

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Democrats seek to preempt Trump message on health care | E-cigarette executives set for grilling | Dems urge emergency funding for coronavirus Democrats slam GOP on drug prices in bilingual digital ads Lawmakers discuss how to work together in midst of impeachment fight MORE (R-Mich.) is vowing to move bipartisan energy efficiency legislation through his committee if the Senate can pass a bill.

“They are looking soon in the Senate at moving an energy efficiency bill for federal buildings that has broad bipartisan support over there, and we have some pretty early bipartisan support in the House too,” Upton said on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program airing this weekend.

“I have talked to Senator [Ron] Wyden,” Upton said, referring to the Oregon Democrat that leads the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “If they are able to move their bill soon, we are going to take it up in our committee.”

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A GOP aide said Upton's likely referring to the bipartisan energy efficiency bill sponsored by Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOvernight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia MORE (D-N.H.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way GOP senators offering bill to cement business provision in Trump tax law Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law MORE (R-Ohio).

It has provisions to boost efficiency in federal buildings but also contains several other pieces. It would encourage stronger commercial building codes, train workers in energy efficient building technologies, and help manufacturers become more efficient.

The plan stalled on the Senate floor in September but backers are trying to revive it. Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have cosponsored a House companion measure.