Senate Dems: GOP light bulb rider a sticking point in spending deal

Environmental and energy-efficiency groups note that the standards do not ban incandescent bulbs but instead require them to be more efficient. While more efficient light bulbs might be more expensive at the point of sale, experts say they save consumers money over the long term.

The Hill's Erik Wasson has more on the fight over the omnibus spending bill here.

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