White House Holds Product Safety Budget Steady

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 7:56 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a 2013 budget that maintained consistent funding for federal agencies tasked with protecting consumers from unsafe products and improving safety in the transportation system.

The Obama administration requested $122 million for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — a slight increase from the $118 million the agency spent in 2011 and is expected to spend again in 2012 — while proposing the same $102 million funding level for the National Transportation Safety Board in 2013 as the agency is projected...
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