House committee votes against Markey's CPSC amusement bill

Posted Friday, December 14, 2007 9:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday rejected a measure to subject amusement park rides to federal monitoring but promised a first-ever hearing on the issue. Committee Chairman John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) and the chairman of the panel's consumer protection subcommittee, Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), will soon schedule hearings to address the lack of federal oversight of the nation's amusement parks, Rush said.

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