Transcript of Oral Testimony on CPSC's Fiscal Year 2018 Prio


Good morning Acting Chairman, Commissioners, and staff. I am Kathleen McGuigan, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). By way of background, RILA's members include the largest and most innovative retailers. The retail industry employs over 42 million Americans and accounts for $1.5 trillion in annual sales. 

I want to thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding the Commission's Agenda and Budget Priorities for Fiscal Years 208 and 2019. RILA has previously provided detailed written comments on the level of resources it believes the Commission should allocate for various agency activities in 2018 and 2019. It is not my intention to repeat what we previously submitted. My testimony today highlights and expands upon four issues raised in our written comments.

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