Fails to Pass BULB Act
by Raven Clabough: Operation
Fast and Furious a Deadly Govt Failure
the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the
Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act. Though the vote was 233-193,
which normally would have been enough, the measure required a two-thirds
majority for passage. While House Republicans may still try to adopt
the measure by simple majority, most expect that it will not pass
the Democrat-controlled Senate. The BULB Act would repeal Subtitle
B of Title III of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,
which ultimately bans incandescent light bulbs.
City Star reports:
legislation, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007,
requires all new bulbs to use at least 27 percent less energy
than standard incandescent light bulbs. It will go into effect
next year and gradually phase out traditional 100-, 75-, 60- and
40-watt incandescent bulbs by 2014.
set of standards in 2020 will require most light bulbs to become
60 to 70 percent more efficient.
the BULB Act author, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the 2007 Energy
Act is an example of government overreach:
consequence of the 07 act Washington-mandated layoffs
in the middle of a desperate recession is one of many examples
of what happens when politicians and activists think they know
better than consumers and workers. From the health insurance youre
allowed to have, to the car you can drive, to the light bulbs
you can buy, Washington is making too many decisions that are
better left to people who work for their own paychecks and earn
their own living.
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