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12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
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The House will consider amendments to H.R. 2354 until approximately 5:30 p.m. At that time, the House is expected to begin debating H.R. 2417. The recorded vote on H.R. 2417 will not be taken today.
- H.R. 2417 - Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act (Rep. Barton – Energy and Commerce) This legislation would repeal certain sections in the 2007 Energy and Independence Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency. This bill repeals energy efficiency standards for light bulbs, incandescent lamps and reflector lamps. This bill went through no formal committee process, and is opposed by lighting manufacturers. H.R. 2417 could have many unexpected consequences, including disadvantaging manufacturers that have already made investments in producing these new bulbs and losing consumer savings of up to $100 per household annually. Members are urged to VOTE NO.
|The Daily Quote|
“After months of bigger worries, investors in U.S. Treasuries are starting to be on edge about the approaching deadline to raise the U.S. government's debt ceiling. While most investors expect Congress to lift the $14.29 trillion limit by Aug. 2, the date pinpointed by the Treasury Department as the deadline before the government has trouble paying its bills, a failure to do so would force the U.S. into a technical default, and likely prompt ratings firms to reassess the country's triple-A credit rating.”
- The Wall Street Journal, 7/10/11