U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan wants to make sure the lights are not turned out on traditional bulbs.
The Laurens Republican introduced a bill this week to reverse the ban on incandescent light bulbs with the off switch looming.
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Republicans in particular have said the light bulb ban is an example of the nanny state that needs to be repealed. The GOP had some success delaying elements of the new policy, but it now appears likely to take hold for good.
Duncan's bill, H.R. 3818, would repeal the entire section of the 2007 ban dealing with energy efficiency standards for bulbs. But GOP leaders have so far given no sign that they would consider the bill in the coming weeks.