Friday: House to finish Energy and Water, Senate is out

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 McCain (R-Ariz.) to cut $10 million for the Energy Conservation Investment Program.