Breaking News: President Obama Announces Intent to Fill CPSC Chair and Commissioner Posts; Proposes Substantial Increase in Commission's Budget

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Ending months of speculation, President Obama today announced his intent to nominate Inez Moore Tenenbaum as Chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Robert S. Adler as a new Commissioner. Significantly, Adler will not replace an existing Commissioner. Instead, the President intends to expand the Commission later this summer, to have five Commissioners at the CPSC. The White House contends that the increase in the number of Commissioners “will ensure opportunity for additional viewpoints to be expressed at the top of the agency.”

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