July 9, 1998
Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook on Senate Products Liability Cloture Vote
The stench from the?products liability?bill proved too much for the Democrats to bear, and their vote against cloture should spell the end of the bill. Today?s revolt against Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott?s hamfisted attempt to ram it through reveals the depth of concern about this attack on consumers. The bill is bulging with special interest favors written by an assortment of corporations, and Senator Lott should immediately drop this loophole-riddled, corrupt legislation.