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House votes to block enforcement of energy efficient light bulb standards
The Hill ^ | 06/05/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT by presidio9

The House approved two amendments to a 2013 spending bill late Tuesday night that would prohibit the government from enforcing federal lightbulb standards that Republicans say are too intrusive.

In a voice vote, the House approved an amendment to the Energy and Water spending bill for 2013 that would prevent the Department of Energy from spending money to enforce a 2007 law that sets bulb standards. The law bans the sale of 100 watt incandescent bulbs, and will ban the sale of 75 watt traditional bulbs in July 2013.

This year, like last year, the amendment was sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), who said the federal government should not be in the business of requiring certain light bulbs to be used.

"We shouldn't be making these decisions for the American people," Burgess said on the House floor. Burgess added that his amendment was approved last year and signed into law by President Obama, after which the House quickly voice-voted his amendment again.

The language was subject to just a brief debate in which Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) said he opposed the language, since it could hurt U.S. companies who make compliant light bulbs.

"The only benefit to this amendment is to allow foreign manufacturers who may not feel a similar obligation to export non-compliant light bulbs that will not only harm the investments made by U.S. companies, but place at risk U.S. manufacturing jobs associated with making compliant bulbs," he said.

The House also approved an amendment from Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.) that would prevent

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To: icwhatudo


No kidding! I have a storage area filled with 100 watt incandescant bulbs.....

21 posted on 06/05/2012 9:44:16 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: presidio9

Maybe while they’re at it they get their ugly paws off the preparation of our food. My Mcnuggets taste like plastic and my french fries tastes like they were soaked in degreaser.

23 posted on 06/05/2012 11:57:35 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: presidio9

I do not like them light bulbs.

I do like the LED’s but they are pretty dang’d spensive....

Still, they cut down on the heat in the kitchen.

24 posted on 06/06/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: savagesusie

I will add that the curly bulbs do NOT last as long as they are supposed to. I’ve had to replace several after just one year, and they were in light fixtures which were barely used a total of 20 minutes daily.

25 posted on 06/06/2012 8:15:41 AM PDT by a real Sheila ("Vado a bordo, cazzo!")
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To: a real Sheila

Truth never matters to leftists-—they do anything to gain control over the little people and impose their sick agendas.

26 posted on 06/06/2012 9:45:34 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: zerosix

“About damned time that these jerks.are beginning to feel the heat from “We the People.””


27 posted on 06/06/2012 10:05:00 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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