Obama's Re-Election Will Have Long-Term Effect On CPSC

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 1:45 PM EST) -- The re-election of President Barack Obama will affect the Consumer Product Safety Commission — but more for what it does not change than for what it does change. The current CPSC is dominated by a Democratic majority of commissioners. Obama’s re-election will ensure that Democratic dominance and regulatory philosophy will not change for years to come.

The CPSC is an independent federal agency responsible for the regulation of virtually all consumer products made or sold in the United States. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of...
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