H.R. 2417 (112th): Better Use of Light Bulbs Act


Jul 6, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on July 12, 2011.


Joe Barton

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 6, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To repeal certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to lighting energy efficiency, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/6/2011--Introduced.Better Use of Light Bulbs Act - Repeals provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 concerning lighting energy efficiency, including provisions amending the Energy Policy and Conservation ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 6, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 12, 2011
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2417”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


35 cosponsors (35R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jul 12, 2011 6:45 p.m.
Failed 233/193

Related Bills

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H.R. 6144 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 16, 2010

S. 395 (Related)
Better Use of Light Bulbs Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 17, 2011

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