Congressman Dent takes up the cause! Re: CPSIA

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Original Post

BuggaLove says

For those who do not know, I have been communicating frequently with Congressman Charlie Dent’s office. His office has been extremely helpful in assisting me gather accurate information regarding the CPSIA. My meeting with Congressman Dent himself is scheduled for January 16, 2009.

I’ve received word today that Congressman Dent is taking up our cause. And he is gathering the support of other Congressmen. So far, Congressman Jim Gerlach and Congressman Tim Holden have joined him to support the effort. Others are reviewing and likely more will join the effort in the next few days. Congressman Dent is sending a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce requesting a hearing. This is VERY good news. THIS is how things get changed.

It is the new chairman of the Committee who has the ability to call for hearings on this matter and advance critical legislation to resolve some of the issues. The best way to convince him of the need for a hearing to amend the CPSIA is to WRITE LETTERS to the four Energy and Commerce Committee leaders explaining our concerns and issues with the law as it is written and how it will affect us. Even if you have written to these people before, I urge you to send another letter.

Here are the names and addresses of the four Committee leaders:
The Hon. Henry A. Waxman
Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


The Hon. Joe Barton
Ranking Member
Committee on Energy and Commerce
2322-A Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

The Hon. Bobby Rush
Chairman Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade
and Consumer Protection
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

The Hon. Ed Whitfield
Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade
and Consumer Protection
2322-A Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Posted at 12:49pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

Responses

Off to compose my letter on the Burgermeister Meisterberger law.

Posted at 12:51pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

It's not as much as you are doing, but I just posted a blog give-away to hopefully help spread the word.

worldofwhimm.blogspot.com/

Posted at 12:51pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

DragonRags says

Oh, awesome. YOu're doing a great job keeping on top of this!

Posted at 12:51pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

That's so great! I'll get my letters in the mail!

Posted at 12:52pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

Absolutely!!!! My letters will be in the mail this afternoon! Thank you so much!!!!

Posted at 12:53pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

Bugga, that is AMAZING!!! Such good news. Thank you for all your hard work. :)

Posted at 12:54pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

thank you for the names and addresses....ohh Lord, I forget how to pen and paper an official letter....thanks again!

Posted at 12:55pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

Thank you for the addresses and the positive update! Time to start writing!

Posted at 1:01pm Jan 8, 2009 EST

Marking for later so I can find the addresses again. :)

Posted at 1:03pm Jan 8, 2009 EST