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Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard description Passage of a bill to overhaul the Consumer Passage of a bill to overhaul the Consumer Product Safety Commission, strengthen toy safety standards, and authorize $88.5 million for the Commission in fiscal 2009, to be increased by 10 percent every year through 2015. It would increase civil penalties imposed on companies for manufacturing faulty products, create a public database of consumer safety incidents, and permit state attorneys general to get injunctions on behalf of residents to enforce product safety laws. residents to enforce product safety laws.
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act +
Billnumber H4040 +
Chamber U.S. Senate + , 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Drum Major Institute 2008 House Scorecard description Although the CPSC is responsible for prote Although the CPSC is responsible for protecting consumers from more than 15,000 types of consumer products, an anemic budget and staff shortages have increasingly put Americans at risk, as demonstrated by a record-setting 448 recalls of unsafe products in 2007. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act responds vigorously to the dangers that middle-class consumers increasingly confront at stores and in their own homes. By providing the CPSC with additional funding through 2014, more staff, and easier rulemaking options, the legislation helps ensure that inspectors have the resources to safeguard consumers. Empowering state attorneys general to file suit when they believe that residents of a state have been adversely affected by a violation of a consumer product safety rule creates an additional layer of consumer protection. Independent third-party testing of children’s products ends the current insidious practice of manufacturers certifying the safety of their own goods. The ban on lead and phthalates in children’s products will benefit parents who would otherwise be unable to determine if a toy is safe. Whistleblower protections will encourage vigilant industry employees to report negligence nt industry employees to report negligence
Drum Major Institute 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=63 +
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard description Although the CPSC is responsible for prote Although the CPSC is responsible for protecting consumers from more than 15,000 types of consumer products, an anemic budget and staff shortages have increasingly put Americans at risk, as demonstrated by a record-setting 448 recalls of unsafe products in 2007. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act responds vigorously to the dangers that middle-class consumers increasingly confront at stores and in their own homes. By providing the CPSC with additional funding through 2014, more staff, and easier rulemaking options, the legislation helps ensure that inspectors have the resources to safeguard consumers. Empowering state attorneys general to file suit when they believe that residents of a state have been adversely affected by a violation of a consumer product safety rule creates an additional layer of consumer protection. Independent third-party testing of children’s products ends the current insidious practice of manufacturers certifying the safety of their own goods. The ban on lead and phthalates in children’s products will benefit parents who would otherwise be unable to determine if a toy is safe. Whistleblower protections will encourage vigilant industry employees to report negligence. t industry employees to report negligence.
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=87 +
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National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Pass a bill overhauling the Consumer Product Safety Commission and setting tougher consumer product safety rules. March 6.
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 41 + , 543 + , 193 +
Scorecard vote Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2008 House Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 2 +
Categories Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  +
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Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 543, 110th Congress, Session 2 + , U.S. Senate record vote 193, 110th Congress, Session 2 + , U.S. Senate record vote 41, 110th Congress, Session 2 + Bill of vote
 

 

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