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.
This is yet another example of how Republicans pretend to our faces that they represent us, while collaborating behind our backs with Democrats to screw us.
Republicans have a comfortable majority in the House. If they wanted the lightbulb ban to go away, they would introduce a measure to do so and pass it with a simple majority. Instead they introduced a measure which requires a two-thirds majority, knowing that Democrats would defeat it.
I hope Americans are not as gullible as Republicans believe us to be.