Obama Picks Kentucky Republican for Product Safety Board

August 3, 2009

The White House says President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Rep. Anne Northup of Kentucky to a seat on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Obama is increasing the number of seats on the commission from three to five. The agency is responsible for policing the safety of a variety of consumer products, from children’s toys and cribs to power tools and household chemicals.

Northup was a member of the House from 1997-2006

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