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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 0:39:15 to 0:41:19
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Jim Matheson

0:39:11 to 0:39:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: gentleman from michigan. mr. dingell: mr. speaker, i yield to the distinguished gentlewoman from new york for purposes of a unanimous consent request. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: i rise in strong support of this bill and ask unanimous consent to place my comments in the record. the speaker pro tempore:

Jim Matheson

0:39:15 to 0:41:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Matheson

Jim Matheson

0:39:33 to 0:39:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: witho objection. the gentleman from illinois continues to reserve. the gentleman from michigan. mr. dingell: mr. speaker, at this time i yield to my distinguished friend from utah, a superb member of this body and great friend of mine, mr. mathieson, two minutes.

Jim Matheson

0:39:55 to 0:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. matheson: helped me figure out how to address lead glazing in ceramic plates on which we eat our foods.

Jim Matheson

0:40:17 to 0:40:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: this came to my attention when a child was sick and they investigated the home where the child was living and couldn't find a source of lead. it w mother had been heating food in the microwave plate she was using wasn't properly sealed, it was

Jim Matheson

0:40:39 to 0:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: leaching out into the food, and when she fed the baby, the baby was getting lead poisoning. most people don't realize lead glazing is used on plates. they come in with f.d.a. labels because the food and drug administration has authority over it. they see a label from the federal government and probably think it's safe.

Jim Matheson

0:41:02 to 0:41:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: there's a requirement that there's labeling so consumers know. if it's properly glazed it's not necessarily a danger but people have the right to know that i commend my friend from michigan who has been working on this issue and aware of it for a long time he worked with my office extensively to come up with a way to make progress

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