Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) was really pleased with her vote on HR 2551 (via Twitter):
@RepHartzler Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Are voting on Legislative branch approps bill. Am voting to reduce our office budget by 7%. We all must do w/ less to balance our budget! 22 Jul
What she didn’t mention was her vote on a right wingnut amendment to the bill to prohibit the House of Representatives from using compact fluorescent (energy saving) light bulbs in their capitol facilities:
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] (offered 7/21/2011)
An amendment numbered 15 printed in House Report 112-173 to prohibit use of funds to purchase, acquire, install, or use any medium screw base compact fluorescent lamp or light bulb (CFL).
Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Thompson (PA). (consideration: CR H5367-5369; text: CR H5368)
On agreeing to the Thompson (PA) amendment (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 130 – 283 (Roll no. 626).
Seriously, they’re that petty? Yep.
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 626
H R 2551 RECORDED VOTE 22-Jul-2011 10:57 AM
AUTHOR(S): Thompson of Pennsylvania Amendment No. 15
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Amendment
—- AYES 130 —
—- NOES 283 —
That’s telling, the amendment was too nutjob even for Rep. Todd Akin (r) and Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (r).
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): we’re running out of light bulb puns (July 12, 2011)