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    This page contains bills sponsored by presidential contenders. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

05-S2048 on Nov 17, 2005

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: banning high lead levels in children's toys
Source: Lead Free Toys Act (S.2048/H.R.668)
OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: A bill to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to classify certain children's products containing lead to be banned hazardous substances.

SPONSOR'S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Sen. OBAMA: The unfortunate reality for many children--particularly in low-income and minority households--is the continued presence of high blood lead levels. Lead is a highly toxic substance that can produce a range of health problems in young children, including IQ deficiencies, hyperactivity, and damage to the kidneys, brain and bone marrow.

We know that lead poisoning is completely preventable. As the Nation has increased efforts to reduce environmental lead exposure, the number of children with high blood levels has steadily dropped. Restricting lead in gasoline and paint represent two major accomplishments in this regard. But much work remains to be done.

Disturbingly, lead is present in a number of toys and other frequently used objects by young children. About half of tested lunch boxes have unsafe levels of lead. In 2004, there were 3 recalls of nearly 150 million pieces of toy jewelry because of toxic levels of lead. And the Consumer Product Safety Commission has dragged its feet in aggressively addressing the problem of lead in toys.

It's a national disgrace that toys that could pose a serious and significant danger to children are readily available in our department stores and markets. The Lead Free Toys Act of 2005 will help us keep our children safe and healthy, and contribute to national efforts to reduce lead exposure.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Referred to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; never came to a vote.


  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Ban high lead levels in children's toys
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill banning high lead levels in children's toys

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 05-S2048

Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1oIllinois Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Barack Obama s2pIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2pCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 



Republicans participating in 05-S2048



Independents participating in 05-S2048

Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 29
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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