Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Not The Brightest Bulbs On the Porch

The House rejected an attempt by some Republicans to roll back a Bush-era bill that set efficiency standards for light bulbs.

Tea Party conservatives fell far short of the two-thirds majority required to pass Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) BULB Act, which would have revoked lighting efficiency standards that are already reducing pollution, creating jobs, and spurring technological innovation.

Mr. Barton, you’ll remember, is the Congressman who apologized to BP for the White House hurting their fe-fe’s last year during the Gulf Oil spill, so it’s no wonder that he would be on the bizarre side of this vote. It also attracted the vote of Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who used to brag about writing the very bill he was now voting against.