Two Dozen House Reps Urge Appropriations Committee on DOE Standards Recommendation

The Manufactured Housing Institute reported recently in a newsletter to members that Rep, Raph Norman of South Carolina sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging it to include the manufactured housing energy standards limitation amendment he sponsored be included in the Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

The language has been adopted by voice vote during House considerations on the topic.

“Manufactured housing is truly one of the best opportunities for helping families make the dream of homeownership a reality,” Norman stated in the letter. “As a representative of South Carolina, a state with the largest proportion of manufactured housing in the country, I cannot allow ill-advised DOE energy standards to inappropriately threaten the affordability of these homes.”

The letter was signed by 23 other lawmakers:

  • Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky
  • Rep. Larry Bucshon of Maryland
  • Reps. Tim Burchett, Diana Harshbarger, Andrew Ogles, and John Rose of Tennessee
  • Reps. Bill Posey, Bryan Donalds of Florida
  • Rep. Earl L.Carter of Georgia
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
  • Rep. Scott Fitzgerald of Wisconsin
  • Rep. Mike flood of Nebraska
  • Rep. Lance Gooden, Troy E. Nehls, Randy K. Weber,Sr.,and Pete Session of Texas 
  • Rep. French Hill of Arkansas.
  • Rep.Rep. Michael V. Lawler of New York
  • Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania
  • Rep. Mary E. Miller of Illinois
  • Rep. Alex X. Mooney of West Virginia
  • Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri
  • Rep. Rudy Yakym lll of Indiana

“The Manufactured Housing Institute appreciates the leadership of Rep Norman and the support of other House members to promote homeownership affordability for for manufactured homes and to protect the 50-year framework under which HUD has exclusive jurisdiction over the establishment of strong safety and construction standards for manufactured homes, including with respect to energy efficiency, “MHI stated in its newsletter. “We strongly urge Congress to include this solution in the final spending package.”


Source: MHInsider

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