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Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Letter from Congressman John Kline

Dana Mathewson

This might contain some good news. Note that there is a bill out there that prohibits funding to implement the light bulb ban. There's more than one way to skin a cat...

July 26, 2011

Dear Mr. Mathewson:

Thank you for contacting me to share your support for the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (H.R. 2417). I appreciate learning of your views.

I share your objections to the provision of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that effectively bans the incandescent light bulb. I voted for repealing this ban (H.R. 2417), but the measure did not gain enough votes to pass the House of Representatives.

You will be pleased to know that the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which passed the House of Representatives July 15, contains an amendment that prohibits funding to implement the light bulb ban. It is now under consideration in the Senate, and I am hopeful it will become law.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to do so again on any issue of importance to you.


Member of Congress

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