July 14, 2011 in Congress
House Vote 563 – Rejects Repeal of Light Bulb Efficiency Standards
The House of Representatives on Tuesday night voted 233 to 193 to repeal the ban on standard incandescent light bulbs. But the bill was being considered under a special, fast-track procedure that required a two-thirds majority of 290. So the bill failed. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that we have another chance tomorrow. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) is going to offer a similar amendment to another bill that is being debated on the House floor now. A vote is likely to occur tomorrow. A simple majority is all that’s needed, and our cause is starting to get more attention. Check out a segment on NBC Nightly News which included a humorous video the ban that was produced by FreeourLight.org . The full video is here on YouTube.