Bush’s consumer nominee withdraws

USA Today

05/23/07

President Bush’s pick to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission withdrew his nomination Wednesday amid strong opposition from some Senate Democrats because of his career as a manufacturers’ lobbyist. The White House said it was reluctantly accepting the decision by Michael Baroody after ’some members in the Senate rushed to judgment.’ Baroody is a lobbyist for the National Association of Manufacturers, and his critics on Capitol Hill said he would not provide the leadership the agency needed in order to protect consumers. Democrats also had raised questions about a $150,000 payment that Baroody would have received from the manufacturers’ lobbying group when he left...

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