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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S2663 on Feb 25, 2008

Signature Legislation: screening imports & ban lead in children's products
Source: CPSC Reform Act (S.2663)
A bill to reform the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to improve the screening of non-compliant consumer products, to improve the effectiveness of consumer product recall programs, and for other purposes.
  • Requires third party certification of, and provides for tracking and record keeping regarding, children's products.
  • [Increase] reporting of substantial product hazards and corrective action plans.
  • Requires certain manufacturers or distributors to post an escrow or proof of insurance to cover recalls.
  • Allows enforcement by state attorneys general and provides public and private sector whistleblower protections.
  • Bans children's products containing lead and lowers the allowable lead content in paint.
  • Requires a study of preventable injuries and deaths of minority children related to consumer products.
  • Requires a cost-benefit analysis under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
  • Requires development of a risk assessment methodology regarding imports.
  • Requires publication of a list of product defects that constitute a substantial product hazard.
  • Conditions importation of a consumer product on the manufacturer's compliance with inspection and record keeping requirements.
  • Requires a database on violations of consumer product safety rules to be used to determine whether a container being imported contains consumer products that are in violation of a consumer product safety standard and whether action should be taken under imported products provisions.
House version is H.R.4040.


  • Topic: Corporations
  • Headline: Screen imports & ban lead in children's products
  • Headline 2: Screen imports & ban lead in children's products

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-S2663

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s2oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Melissa Bean s2oIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Marion Berry s2oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Rick Boucher s2oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Allen Boyd s2oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Nancy Boyda s2oKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
G.K. Butterfield s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Dennis Cardoza s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s2oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
John Dingell s2oMichigan Democrat 
Joe Donnelly s2oIN Democratic Challenger 
Mike Doyle s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Rahm Emanuel s2oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Gabby Giffords s2oArizona Democrat (Resigned 2012) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bart Gordon s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
John Hall s2oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s2oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jane Harman s2oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Stephanie Herseth s2oSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010) 
Baron Hill s2oIndiana Democrat (until 2010) 
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat 
Paul Hodes s2oNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s2oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Daniel Inouye s2oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio Democrat 
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Nicholas Lampson s2oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
John Larson s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s2oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Tim Mahoney s2oFlorida Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Jim Matheson s2oUtah Democrat 
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s2oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Dennis Moore s2oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s2oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Bill Nelson s2oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Ed Pastor s2oArizona Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat 
Earl Pomeroy s2oNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
Mark Pryor s1iAR Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
Laura Richardson s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Mike Ross s2oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Bobby Rush s1iIllinois Democrat 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s2oMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia Democrat 
Carol Shea-Porter s2oNew Hampshire Democrat 
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Hilda Solis s2oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Zack Space s2oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Bart Stupak s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
Ellen Tauscher s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Peter Visclosky s2oIndiana Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Charlie Wilson s2oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s2oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 08-S2663

Joe Linus Barton s2oTexas Republican 
Michael Burgess s2oTexas Republican 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Dave Reichert s2oWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Greg Walden s2oOregon Republican 
Jim Walsh s2oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
Ed Whitfield s2oKentucky Republican 



Independents participating in 08-S2663

Charles Melancon s2oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Joe Sestak s2oPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 105
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2


















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