Senate To Begin Debate On CPSC Overhaul

Law360, New York (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to begin debate on a bill that would give a shot in the arm to the federal watchdog that polices consumer goods.

The vote was 86-1 in favor of taking up the bill. But while the White House stopped short of a veto threat, it said it had serious concerns with several provisions in the legislation.

For one thing, the Bush administration said it was strongly opposed to allowing state attorneys general to enforce consumer product safety standards. It...
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