Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) sent a letter August 9 to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI and Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urging them to reject language in the House 2013 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 5325) that would prevent the Department of Energy from enforcing a 2007 law that establishes federal efficiency standards for light bulbs. The Senate has not acted on its version of the bill (S. 2465) since the Appropriations Committee reported it out in April.