During a tour of energy efficient products manufacturer Quanex in Cambridge, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) discussed how the energy efficiency bill he is cosponsoring with four other senators is gaining bipartisan support in the Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), the Energy Savings Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) would promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry. It was voted out of committee 19-3, the article said. For more, read the full story and the full text of S.761.