NCL supports confirmation of Inez Moore Tenenbaum as CPSC chair – National Consumers League

June 16, 2009

Nation’s Pioneering Consumer Organization Urges Swift Confirmation to Speed Implementation of Consumer Protection Agenda

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Washington, D.C.—The National Consumers League (NCL) applauds the hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of Inez Moore Tenenbaum, former Superintendent of Schools for South Carolina, as Chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Having previously supported President Obama’s nomination, NCL calls for a swift confirmation of Tenenbaum.

The following statement can be attributed to Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League:

“Elected for two consecutive terms as Superintendent of South Carolina Public Schools and founder of the south Carolina Center for Family Policy — a non-profit organization advocating for reform in the state’s juvenile justice system — Tenenbaum’s experience attests to her commitment to child safety and health.”

“If confirmed, Tenenbaum’s extensive background in public policy will help her in implementing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. We again welcome Tenenbaum to Washington and look forward to working with her and the Commission to restore its original mandate – protection consumer from hazardous products.”


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