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Outraged at phase out of incandescent lightbulbs

The new Energy and Commerce chairman was Republican Fred Upton. His coauthorship of a 2007 bill with Democrat Jane Harman to phase out incandescent light bulbs incited Tea Party outrage and the denunciation by Rush Limbaugh of "nannyism, stateism." (In the 112th Congress, Michele Bachman would introduce a bill repealing the Upton-Harman initiative luminously titled the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act.)

In 2010, Upton prevailed in a fierce primary contest against a Tea Party candidate, but his troubles were far from over. The conservative activist group FreedomWorks had put up a website, www.DownWithUpton.com, and was showing up to Republican Study Committee meetings urging members to reject his bid for the chairmanship.

Source: Do Not Ask What Good We Do, by Robert Draper, p.180 , Apr 24, 2012

All-of-the-Above instead of Cap-and-Trade

Source: Give Us Liberty, by Rep. Dick Armey, p.156-158 , Aug 17, 2010

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