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HEARING: #SubCMT to Continue Review of Consumer Product Safety Commission


The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Industry Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

This hearing continues the subcommittee’s oversight of the CPSC and will assist members in evaluating the commission’s forthcoming fiscal year 2017 budget request. Members will hear from representatives of industries regulated by the commission to better understand the development of voluntary standards, rules, compliance processes, and if there are any regulatory overlaps or duplications that need to be addressed.

“The CPSC’s ambitious regulatory agenda still includes many open rulemakings, causing uncertainty for America’s job creators who are already navigating a maze of red tape to get their products to market,” said Burgess. “Cooperation and collaboration between the regulator and the regulated is a necessary part of the puzzle as we aim to keep consumers safe. We need to understand whether these processes are functioning properly to promote safety for consumers and innovation and growth for job creators across the country.”

The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.



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