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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and for family, friends, football, and of course, food! My best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Thanksgiving. We as Americans have much to be grateful for. As we gather together with friends and family, enjoying our meals, please give thanks for the men and women […]

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On the Road: Louisville

In October, I had the opportunity to visit Louisville, Kentucky to speak at the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE-EXPO) and tour UPS Worldport and GE Appliances. All three events provided a great opportunity for me to get outside to the Washington, DC bubble and hear how CPSC activity is impacting the real businesses. At […]

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Honoring Our Veterans

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – President John F. Kennedy, November 5, 1963 Having served on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee while in Congress, and being the daughter of an Air Force Veteran and sister to a […]

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Tomorrow’s Engineers

From time to time, I host a coffee hour for CPSC staff. It is a wonderful opportunity to get a chance to meet and talk with so many people in our agency that we do not get to interact with on a regular basis. Our coffees help put faces with names and in getting to […]