In early June, US Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), Bobby Rush (IL-1), and Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) introduced the Weatherization Enhancement and Readiness Act, legislation that would save low-income families hundreds of dollars on their energy bills while making homes safer, healthier, and more energy efficient.
In order to build support for this new legislation, the Building Performance Association (BPA) and E4TheFuture reached out to its members and stakeholders to let their voices be heard by signing a grassroots letter asking congressional leaders to support improving the home performance of low-income households.
In total, we received 960 signatures and our two Weatherization Enhancement and Readiness Act support letters (both grassroots and stakeholders) have been sent to every member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Because of your support, we were able to tout constituent sign-ons for nearly all Hill offices we communicated with.
The Weatherization Enhancement & Readiness Act would strengthen the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by:
Along with BPA, the legislation is supported by the following organizations:
Learn more about the bill here.