Obama picks former KY congresswoman for CPSC

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.

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

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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