Rounds of showers and storms continue to move through the region. This action will slowly wind down in the coming hours.
President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Friday, July 17, 2009, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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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