House Speaker Pushes Bill Preferred by Trial Lawyers

The House Speaker is seeking to dump the House version of a bill in favor of a much more draconian Senate version preferred by trial lawyers, even though the House version passed the House unanimously. We earlier explained how the Senate bill, the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act, would enrich trial lawyers and corrupt state attorney generals, and would result in children’s toys being more expensive. Still earlier, we discussed the bill’s draconian penalties and how the bill is an example of Congress’s increasing tendency to pass federal laws criminalizing behavior historically regulated by state law, here.