It was a welcome political development for vulnerable Republicans such as Ohio's Rob Portman and New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte, who pushed for the measure before they faced constituents. drug abuse fatalities in 2014 — double the death rate in 2000.The legislation creates grants and other programs aimed at addressing drug abuse, especially heroin and opioids, a crippling problem that claims victims across racial, economic and geographic lines. Most of those deaths were from heroin or opioids, potentially addictive medications that are prescribed to kill pain.
The overwhelming 92-2 Senate vote comes just days before the seven-week congressional break. Delivered to the chief bill clerk by a page boy, the bill is given a number and sent to the Government Printing Office for printing. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.William Mc Dermott, chief bill clerk of the house, is shown numbering a bill brought to him by page John Jurgensen. //gov/loc.pnp/hec.24079 The United States Congress passed 115 Public Laws in 2015.Advocates argue, however, the CFL lasts five years longer and uses about 75 percent less energy.But as WND reported, the presence of small amounts of highly toxic mercury in CFLs poses problems for consumers when breakage occurs and for disposal when bulbs eventually burn out.Our Guide to Law Online site provides links to parliamentary and legislative websites of many countries around the world.If you click on Nations of the World, you will see all the countries in alphabetical order.Consumers now have more choices when it comes to picking a light bulb, which also happen to be more efficient and cost-effective and will last much longer than a traditional light bulb.Background on Bulbs Back in 2007, Congress passed, and President George W.Portman called the Senate vote "a victory for American families who are struggling with the disease of addiction." "This is a historic moment — the first time in decades that Congress has passed comprehensive addiction legislation, and the first time Congress has ever supported long-term addiction recovery," Portman said.The bill was designed to ensure that federal resources are focused on evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery programs that have been tested and proven effective in local communities, Portman said.Estimates at the time put the potential savings from these standards when fully implemented at more than .5 billion, which equates to about per household.However, an appropriations rider included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (and every appropriations bill since) blocked the U. Department of Energy (DOE) from enforcing the new light bulb standards for incandescent light bulbs.President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law today after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. Dingell, D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said the legislation will boost the energy efficiency of “almost every significant product and tool and appliance that we use, from light bulbs to light trucks.” The phase-out of incandescent light is to begin with the 100-watt bulb in 2012 and end in 2014 with the 40-watt.