The House failed to repeal the incandescent light bulb ban yesterday.
Although the vote was 233-193, a two-thirds majority (288 votes) was required for passage under the “suspension of the rules” procedure, which is generally used to quickly pass non-controversial bills. Good choice by GOP leadership, huh? Way to count votes!
Five Democrats voted to repeal the ban, 10 Republicans voted against it and 1 Republican voted present.
Those 10 “Republicans” who voted “no” are:
- Charles Bass, New Hampshire;
- Brian Bilbray, California;
- Scott Garrett, New Jersey;
- Morgan Griffith, Virginia;
- Richard Hanna, New York;
- Tim Huelskamp, Kansas;
- Tom Reed, New York;
- Dave Reichert, Washington,
- Scott Rigell, Virginia; and
- Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania.
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) voted present.
Although their “no” votes didn’t ultimately matter, these RINOs ought to be ashamed of voting to tell Americans what kind of light bulbs they can buy.