Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced legislation (H.R. 4112) last week in the U.S. House of Representatives identical to the existing U.S. Senate legislation (S. 1792) introduced in October that would modify the requirements in the window tax credit. (For more on the Senate bill, CLICK HERE ).

If passed the legislation would modify the window tax credit in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and tie it to 2010 ENERGY STAR standards instead of the .30/.30 requirements. It would apply to purchases made in 2010.

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauded passage of the bill.

“WDMA commends Congressman Yarmuth for introducing his bill, which will correct the one-size-fits-all approach of the current tax credit and help consumers purchase the most appropriate energy efficient windows, doors and skylights for their region of the country,” says WDMA executive vice president Michael O’Brien. “Further, the legislation will allow American manufacturers to create more jobs and, as a result, provide a much-needed economic boost to the entire housing industry.”

The bill was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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