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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 4:52:57 to 4:58:17
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4:52:43 to 4:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

due to lead tainted paint, detached magnets, and other hazards. i was further dismayed because mattel, one of the companies responsible, is headquartered in my congressional district and

Charles B. Rangel

4:52:57 to 4:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: employs 2,000 of my nstituents to design and market its toys. i'm pleased to say that mattel has worked hard to fix its problems though i will continue to recommend that it move some or all

Charles B. Rangel

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Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

4:53:09 to 4:53:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of its manufacturing back to this country where quality can be carefully monitored. madam speaker, for all the reasons my colleagues have mentioned, h.r. 4040 is a landmark bill. it sets a high

Charles B. Rangel

4:53:24 to 4:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: bar for toy manufacturers like mattel and strengthens government scrutiny of industry. h.r. 4040 was written the right way. the bipartisan way. and through the regular order of the house. in

Charles B. Rangel

4:53:40 to 4:53:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: terms of process, iis a model for congress at its best and grandmothers, grandmothers to be, children, and our committee will be better for it. i urge passage of this bill and yield back the balance

Charles B. Rangel

4:53:58 to 4:54:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. barton: madam speaker, i have no other speakers. so i just reserve my minute and a

Charles B. Rangel

4:54:13 to 4:54:30( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: half to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has three minutes remaining. mr. barton: is that right? the speaker pro tempore: yes, sir. mr. barton: if mr. rush needs more time i can yield

Charles B. Rangel

4:54:30 to 4:54:40( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: him -- are you ok? mr. rush: we're pretty straight on this side. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from illinois. mr. rush: madam speaker, it is my pleasure

Charles B. Rangel

4:54:40 to 4:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: now to yield to the gentlelady from illinois, ms. schakowsky, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is recognized for two minutes. ms. schakowsky: thank you, mr.

Charles B. Rangel

4:54:54 to 4:55:06( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: chairman, for yielding to me. and i thank you and chairman dingell and our ranking member barton and vice chairman of the subcommittee, mr. stearns, for bringing this bill to fruition.

Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel: this is a season of giving but parents today are worrying about whether the toys they buy for their children will be safe or potentially a lethal hazard. the "chicago tribune" recently tested 800 toys

Charles B. Rangel

4:55:20 to 4:55:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and found a wooden butterfly and old toy store with 85,000 parts per million of lead. 142 times the legal limit. a superman figurine contained 33,000 parts per million. the associated press followed

Charles B. Rangel

4:55:36 to 4:55:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: up with their own test. 35% of the toys they looked at contaminated -- were contaminated with lead levels above the legal limit. we should have a consumer product safety commission that is aggressive

Charles B. Rangel

4:55:50 to 4:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: in protecting our children, our most precious resource, we should but we don't. unfortunately the cpsc is acting chairwoman seems content with the status quo. h.r. 4040, the consumer product safety

Charles B. Rangel

4:56:02 to 4:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: modernization act, recognizes that the status quo of daily recalls and injuries and deaths is not acceptable. i support this bill because it provides new authority and resources to make products,

Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel: particularly children's products, safe. there are many important provisions in this bill that will virtually ban lead in products intended for children age 12 and younger. it would mandate inpent

Charles B. Rangel

4:56:26 to 4:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: third party testing. it includes provisions from legislation i introduced to require long overdue mandatory safety standards for durable infant and toddler products and strengthens recall

Charles B. Rangel

4:56:36 to 4:56:49( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: effectiveness by requiring them to include recall registration cards. i hope that we can make this bill even stronger. even with the added resources authorized in the bill, a major improvement

Charles B. Rangel

4:56:49 to 4:57:02( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: from the levels requested by president bush. we could do better, particularly when it comes to monitoring imports. i support measures to add mandatory premarketing trkesting and other things. but

Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel: ultimately we need to pass this legislation. mr. rush: i yield 30 seconds to ec the gentlelady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for 30 additional seconds. ms. schakowsky:

Charles B. Rangel

4:57:15 to 4:57:25( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: thank you so much. i support measures to add mandatory premarketing testing, tough whistleblower protections, the assurance consumers have full rights to hold those accountable. i urge manufacturers

Charles B. Rangel

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Charles B. Rangel: to report dangerous products, i remain concerned about the effect those provisions would have on criminal liability and hope we can take a further look at this. ultimately no legislation

Charles B. Rangel

4:57:38 to 4:57:50( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: will be successful the cpsc continues to shirk its mandate in protecting consumers. i want to thank chairman dingell, chairman rush for their hard work on this bill and for their commitment

Charles B. Rangel

4:57:50 to 4:58:02( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to holding vigorous oversight ofht cpsc's activities and i look forward to working with them too make this bill even stronger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. .

Charles B. Rangel

4:58:02 to 4:58:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: bill stronger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas continues to reserve his time. the gentleman continues to reserve his time. the gentleman from

Jim McCrery

4:58:17 to 4:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McCrery: illinois. >> madam speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. kind. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for two minutes. mr. kind: >> thank

Jim McCrery

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Speech By: Jim McCrery

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