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  • Fred Upton’s Broken Light Bulb Promise Another Example of the Failure of Republican Leadership

    06/13/2011 3:09:27 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    Broadside Books ^ | 6-13-11 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Late last year, Republican Congressman Fred Upton, who co-sponsored the infamous ban on the current generation of inexpensive incandescent light bulbs included in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, was desperate to secure conservative support for his bid to become Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the same committee in which he had introduced the despised ban three years earlier. He therefore promised that one of his first acts would be to advance legislation that would repeal the very light bulb ban he had once championed. Upton’s ploy succeeded, and in January of this year, Speaker of the...