March 7, 2011 11:26 AM

Kansas Representative tried to contain consumer watchdog

Uncle Sam’s consumer watchdog will make it easier for shoppers to investigate product safety, despite a Kansas congressman’s effort to muzzle it. U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican freshman from Wichita, had hoped to block the Consumer Product Safety Commission from launching a new online database next Friday that will allow the public to view product safety complaints.

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