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H.R. 306 (115th): Energy Efficient Government Technology Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 306 requires several federal agencies to coordinate to develop an implementation strategy for the maintenance, purchase, and use of energy-efficient and energy saving information technologies in an attempt to reduce energy consumption at federal government data centers. The bill requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to track and report on each agency’s progress. The bill also requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish an open data initiative to help share best practices and support further innovation, and develop a metric that measures data center energy efficiency.

Sponsor and status

Anna Eshoo

Sponsor. Representative for California's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 9 pages
Jan 5, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 10, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Jan 5, 2017

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Jan 10, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 306 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 306. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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