CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 845 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, December 7, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) on October 20, 2009.
H.Res. 845 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the energy savings and innovations achieved by the United State Air Force;
• "Honors the leadership of the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base for their energy savings; and
• "Congratulates Tom Denslow, Danny Dobbs, Ron Miller, and TSgt (Sel) Daniel Thatcher of the Department of the Air Force, Dyess Air Force Base, and Steve Dumont of the Department of the Air Force, Air Combat Command, for their efforts to reduce energy use in support of the missions of the 7th Bomb Wing and the 317th Airlift Group and to make Dyess Air Force Base a model of efficient energy use."
According to the resolution's findings, Dyess Air Force Base has developed several energy-saving initiatives, including a system that employs a pond and an ice plant through which water is circulated and then used to cool the installation during the hot summer months, reducing the energy used by the B-1 simulator campus by over 30 percent, and saving Dyess Air Force Base more than $239,000.