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Manufacturers Hail Passage of Home Star Energy Retrofit Act.

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May 12, 2010 - In regards to H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act, NAM President John Engler said "Manufacturers applaud members of the House of Representatives who voted for [its] passage." Engler commented further, saying this legislation will spur consumer demand for energy-efficient products and building materials via rebates. Also according to Engler, Home Star will create needed jobs in manufacturing, distribution, and sale of energy-efficient products.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

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Manufacturers Hail Passage of Home Star Energy Retrofit Act

Press release date: May 6, 2010

Program Will Create Jobs and Help Americans with Rising Energy Costs WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler issued the following statement today regarding passage of H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act: "Manufacturers applaud members of the House of Representatives who voted for passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act. This important piece of legislation will spur consumer demand for energy-efficient products and building materials by providing significant and immediate rebates for home energy-efficiency retrofits. U.S. manufacturing unemployment has fallen by nearly 2.2 million since December 2007, and the steep decline in the housing market has significantly impacted manufacturing. Home Star will quickly create much-needed jobs in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of energy-efficient products in a recovering economy. American manufacturers have taken the lead in making energy efficiency a priority. Improvements on this front over the past 40 years have already made our nation 46 percent more energy efficient. The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act promotes job creation and energy efficiency, and we thank the members of the House who supported this measure today. We will continue to urge the U.S. Senate to act quickly so the bill can get to the President's desk and signed into law as fast as possible." -NAM- The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers, visit www.nam.org.

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