Bill to repeal federal Bulb Ban may be voted on next week

Who would have thought that the humble incandescent bulb would have become a rallying point on Capitol Hill for Tea Partiers and other legislators who want to tone down government legislation? This Bloomberg article said, "The bill in the Republican-led House, which may be voted on next week, would block provisions in a 2007 energy law (signed by President George W. Bush) that effectively bans the 100-watt incandescent bulb next year and other versions subsequently. Representative Joe Barton of Texas is among Republicans who say the standards are government overreach akin to President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul."

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