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posted May 24

My statement on the sad news that former Humboldt County Supervisor Jimmy Smith died last night:  ““Jimmy was definitely one of the most respected and beloved leaders in the entire North Coast community.  He loved the people and natural resources of Humboldt County – especially our salmon and the fishing men and women who have depended on them for generations.  Jimmy was a friend and mentor to so many people, including me and my staff.  We valued his sage advice, his warmth and integrity, and his modest, affable character that made everyone comfortable in his presence.  To everyone who knew him, Jimmy was simply a great guy and he will be sorely missed.”

posted May 23

Kudos to KPIX for joining me in investigating the federal fire safety standard for children’s car seats—a poorly designed rule that exposes millions of young children to carcinogenic flame retardants without any real safety benefit.  I’ve been pressing NHTSA on this for months, and will be introducing a bill this week to require a new federal standard that takes into consideration the health effects and exposure risks of toxic flame retardants in children’s car seats.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/05/22/feds-blamed-for-needlessly-exposing-kids-to-cancer-causing-car-seat-chemicals/

A recent KPIX investigation repeatedly uncovered concerning, even cancer causing, chemicals in a majority of the car seats tested, and many blame the federal government.

posted May 21

Proud of my endorsements on the new ChangePolitics.org site, in addition to the hundreds of 2nd district endorsers that have come to us directly.  We have the most numerous, diverse and substantive endorsements in this congressional race.  Please consider adding yours!  https://www.changepolitics.org/race/u-s-house-district-2-ca

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