2022 Scorecard Vote

Eliminating Cost-saving Home Energy Efficiency Program
Senate Roll Call Vote 305
Issues: Clean Energy, Other

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, which would eliminate $460 million from the Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) rebate program administered by state governments and instead direct the funding to local governments as general supplemental payments. The HOMES program helps residents make their homes more energy efficient and less costly to run and maintain comfortable indoor temperatures by providing increasing amounts of rebates for increasing percentages of energy saved: for a 35% reduction in energy use, a homeowner could get up to $4,000 in rebates, or up to $8,000 for low- and moderate-income homeowners. Redirecting funding from emissions reductions to general purpose would significantly reduce the benefits the bill would have for U.S. households and their energy bills, and our environment. On August 7, the Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 49-51 (Senate roll call vote 305). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

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Votes For: 49  
Votes Against: 51  
Not Voting: 0  
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