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VI Calls on Congress to Support CPSC Nominee

Oct 2017

VI has joined a coalition of business and industry groups calling on the Senate Commerce Committee to confirm Ann Marie Buerkle, who currently serves as Acting Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to serve as the permanent Chairman.  Buerkle was nominated in July by President Trump to serve as the permanent chair of the Commission but has yet to receive a confirmation hearing.

The CPSC is an independent regulatory agency tasked with regulating thousands of consumer products.

“Our members share the CPSC’s commitment to protecting consumers, and the cooperative relationship between the CPSC and its stakeholders is unique in that the Commission and the private sector are partners in effectively promoting consumer protection,” the letter said.  “As permanent Chairman of the Commission, Ann Marie Buerkle will strengthen this relationship and enhance the CPSC’s ability to better protect consumers.”

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