Another amendment up today would defund implementation of a 2007 law that Republicans say would effectively ban the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. That amendment is expected to be approved.
Also of note, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) argued that the spending bill, H.R. 2354, would require the sale of $500 million worth of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and use the money for Department of Energy spending. He called this a "scandal," but so far, no amendment has been offered to change this language.
The Senate is out, and returns Monday at 2 p.m. to take up the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Pending amendments include one from Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump names McMaster new national security adviser How does placing sanctions on Russia help America? THE MEMO: Trump's wild first month MORE (R-Ariz.) to cut $10 million for the Energy Conservation Investment Program.