Senate Passes CPSC Overhaul Bill

Law360, New York (August 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday that reforms the Consumer Product Safety Commission by pumping more money into the troubled agency and strengthening several safety rules.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act moved out of Congress following an 89-3 vote. It now awaits a signature from President Bush.

House of Representatives and Senate negotiators reached a deal on a compromise version of the legislation Monday, and the House passed the bill Wednesday by a vote of 424-1 with nine abstentions.

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