House Passes Incandescent Light Bulb Bill in Surprising Tactic

Friday, while debating HR 2354, the energy and water appropriations bill, Rep. Michael Burgess (TX-26) proposed amendment 679 which prohibits the use of Federal funds to implement the existing statute which bans incandescent light bulbs in the near future. The amendment was passed on a voice vote.

As the amendment is in an appropriations bill, it cannot change statute law, but it can keep the law from being enforced. At some later time, there will be the need for the Congress to repeal the existing statute.

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