Shutdown impeding consumer and worker protections

In a post yesterday, Public Citizen reported that the government shutdown is placing crucial consumer, health, and safety protections at serious risk.

The agency most impacted in the Consumer Product Safety Commission, where only 20 members of the 550-person staff are at work during the shutdown (working, but not being paid).

For information about the specific impacts due to furloughs brought on by the shutdown at eleven federal consumer and worker protection agencies, read the report here.

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