July 24, 2013

House Republicans Fight Obama's 'War On Ceiling Fans'

House Republicans Fight Obama's 'War On Ceiling Fans''via Blog this'

The White House will veto this Republican bill to stop President Obama's energy agenda. As it turns out, Republican Marsha Blackburn's state is home to the nation's biggest ceiling fan supplier, the Hunter Fan Company. And so, along with Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), the congresswoman secured an amendment to the fiscal year 2014 energy-and-water appropriations bill that would prevent the Energy Department from enforcing its energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits. The amendment was approved by a voice vote, and the final bill passed the House two weeks ago on a mostly party-line vote of 227-198.