July 12, 2011

WELL, THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD ISSUE FOR THE REPUBLICANS: Democrats To Oppose Light Bulb Ban Repeal:

House Democrats on Monday indicated strong opposition to a controversial bill to repeal federal lightbulb standards, which could lead to the defeat of the measure in an expected Tuesday vote.

The Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417 would end federal bulb standards passed in 2007 that Republicans have since held up as a prime example of federal overreach. House Republicans brought up the bill under a suspension of the rules, which requires two-thirds of voting members to support it.

That means even though a majority might support it, it is unlikely to be approved Tuesday in light of Democratic opposition.

But while it’ll be fair to go after Dems who vote the wrong way in 2012, that doesn’t get Fred Upton off the hook. You passed this, you own it until it’s repealed. And I agree that Fred Upton should be stripped of his seniority by House Republicans as punishment.

Meanwhile, it’s not too late to stock up. . . . Yet.

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