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This has been a big year for GMO legislation. In 2014 alone, 25 states have proposed 67 pieces of legislation aimed either at the labeling of products containing GMOs or at the ban of GMO-containing crops. While this space...more
Update: After some uncertainty, Congress passed and the President is expected to sign the 2015 Omnibus bill into law.
The report language of the Omnibus bill incorporated by reference House Report 113-508, which...more
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At their April Senate confirmation hearing, both incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens within 60 days...more
Three Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill that seeks to hold company executives of a product maker or seller criminally liable for knowingly "failing to inform and warn of serious dangers" associated with a product....more
The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next...more
Former CPSC Chairman Ann Brown recently sent a letter to the leaders of the CPSC’s congressional oversight committee asking for them to “urge the Commission to consider its proposed [voluntary recalls] rule carefully and to...more
The House Appropriations Committee voted last week (tally 27–21) to send a funding bill to the House floor that would cut off funds from being used for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's new consumer...more
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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a guest column by Texas Watch Executive Director Alex Winslow discussing the Toyota safety debacle and how the comapny should have to face an impartial judge and citizen jury – not an...more
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President Obama has nominated Anne Northup, a former Republican Representative from Kentucky, to the only remaining vacancy on the five-member Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) panel. Northup served in the U.S. House...more
Nancy Nord, Acting Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced that she will transition her leadership role to fellow Commissioner Thomas Moore, effective Monday, June 1. Moore, a Democrat and...more
On May 5, 2009, President Obama announced his nomination of Inez Moore Tenenbaum to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Robert S. Adler to be a commissioner. He also announced his intent to nominate a fifth...more
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