CU statement on the agenda of the 110th Congress


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006

STATEMENT OF CONSUMERS UNION PRESIDENT JIM GUEST
ON THE AGENDA OF THE 110TH CONGRESS

“This election hopefully marks the beginning of a new era of marketplace accountability to consumers’ needs for more choices, lower prices and safer products.”
Below is a statement from Jim Guest, president of Consumers Union regarding the agenda of the 110th Congress:
YONKERS, NY – “The outcome of this election improves the likelihood that consumers’ concerns about spiraling drug costs, volatile energy prices and potentially unsafe food and drugs will receive increased attention in Congress. This hopefully marks the beginning of a new era of marketplace accountability to consumers’ needs for more choices, lower prices and safer products.
“We are confident that by challenging marketplace practices that drive up the prices of essential products like prescription drugs, gasoline and home heating fuels, new leaders in Congress are creating an environment that responds to consumers’ pocketbook needs.
“By expressing a strong desire to oversee the work of federal agencies, Congressional leaders also are signaling that consumers’ concerns about dangerous drug side effects, E-coli in food and other product dangers deserve more thorough attention.
“Consumers Union looks forward to working with the new Congressional leadership and the business community to address these and other important consumer issues.”
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For an interview with Jim Guest, or Gene Kimmelman, Vice President, Federal & International Affairs Consumers Union please contact Heather Joy Thompson at (914) 378-2486 (for Jim Guest) or Jennifer Fuson at (202) 719-5921 (for Gene Kimmelman).
Contact: Heather Joy Thompson, (914) 378-2486, hthompson@consumer.org or
Jennifer Fuson, (202) 719-592, fusoje@consumer.org.

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