CPSC promised more funding, commissioners
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Executive SummaryPresident Obama will nominate additional leadership and provide a budgetary boost to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the White House announces May 5. Obama will add two additional commissioners to CPSC, bringing the total to five, as well as request $107 million to fund the commission for fiscal 2010 - a 71 percent increase in resources since fiscal 2007. The commissioner-designates are Inez Moore Tenenbaum, a former South Carolina education superintendent who will be nominated to chair CPSC, and Robert Adler, a business professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Adler, a Consumers Union board member, advised the House Energy and Commerce Committee on CPSC legislative and oversight issues. Lawmakers, including Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, asked Obama to replace acting CPSC Chairman Nancy Nord with a leader who will aggressively enforce the Consumer Product Safety Improvements Act (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 9, 2009, In Brief). Waxman, D-Calif., said the nominations mark "the beginning of a new direction" for CPSC
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