Thursday, July 14, 2011

Light Bulb Ban Repeal - #3073 - Update: House Fails to Overturn Light Bulb Ban - The Blaze

House Republicans on Tuesday failed to stop the enactment of new energy-saving standards for light bulbs they portrayed as yet another example of big government interfering in people’s lives. The GOP bill to overturn the standards set to go into effect next year fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage. The vote was 233-193. (Click here to see how your representative voted) For many Republicans, those newfangled curly fluorescent light bulbs were the last straw, pushed by an overreaching government that’s forcing people to buy health insurance, prodding them to get more fuel-efficient cars and sticking its nose into too many places. Their legislation would have kept the marketplace clear for the cheap, energy-wasting bulbs that have changed little since Thomas Edison invented them in 1879.  Read more......... House Votes in Virginia: Yea -  VA-1 Wittman, Rob [R],  Yea VA-4 Forbes, J. [R], Yea VA-5 Hurt, Robert [R], Yea VA-6 Goodlatte, Robert [R], Yea VA-7 Cantor, Eric [R], Yea VA-10 Wolf, Frank [R],  NO - GOP - Nay VA-2 Rigell, E. [R], NayVA-9 Griffith, H. [R],  Democrats - Nay VA-11 Connolly, Gerald [D], Nay VA-3 Scott, Robert [D], Nay VA-8 Moran, James [D],

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