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could be just what we're hoping for...

I wanted to share what could possibly be the end to the madness of the CPSIA mess. (oh, I am such a dreamer!)

After calling the office of every Representative who seemed to have any connection to this legislation (most of them acting like they had little idea what I was talking about), I just had the first ENCOURAGING conversation with an aide from my state Senator, Rep Sam Brownback. She was very knowledgeable and immediately told me that Rep Brownback is taking this very seriously and is treating it as a high priority. She said that in addition to "asking the CPSIA to clarify..." (as stated in a recent article in the Wichita Eagle) he is (these were her words) "as we speak, he is writing legislation that will define the parameters of the law" and that he understands the importance of Congress and the Senate to define the law and only allow CPSIA to enforce it. This could be great news, and I told her I would tell you.

Time will tell... is Sam Brownback my new hero? If so, I will drive to Wichita and give him a hug. (that's not a threat)

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Let's hope so. He hasn't been any of the legislators known to be working on it. I won't get my hopes up tho, I've heard it so many times before.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathleen

I made my call into Rep. Kevin McCarthy and was really calm. The legislative assistant Rob, didn't have much to say and said they put a call into CPSC. He was very angry and rude even though I was not....I asked other then the call what they were doing and he said that's it for now and said why are you calling? you can read this all on -line. I said because I am a concerned parent, consumer and a citizen of the USA. Can't I call a government office? He then just said LET ME TALK and I said Rob, I wish you would!.Good Lord

January 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterHeather and Donna

I wonder how the president elect sees this mess. There really has to be another way. Not the thing to do in a failing economy - are they trying to suck every drop from people???

I am going to do a feature on my blog that both celebrates a historical inauguration & sends people to Handmade Toy Alliance to sign the petition at

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamaise

I think Brownback lives in Topeka but you're certainly welcome to come to Wichita!

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

I am pretty sure that Obama will help to stop the madness, if for no other reason than the press op for showcasing how "pro-small business" he is. What polition is going to pass up such a golden chance to be the hero of such a huge grassroots outcry?
Which is great, really, I'll be glad if anyone fixes this. But if he had voted against it in the first place, it may not have gotten this far. (other than Biden (who voted for it) none of the Presidential candidates who were also Senators showed up to vote for this one... well, they must have been so busy telling us how great they were going to be for the country, doing their jobs must have been quite a nuisance)
*sigh* trying not to be bitter.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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