You can read the bill yourself here:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4040

In case you need further research to understand the depth of this legislation:

http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/legislation.html

Here is the info about the bill in Congress. It was sponsored by Bobby Rush(D)IL(Friend of Blago). 106 cosponsors(100 Democrats) If you live in their Districts CALL them and let them know that this Law needs to be revised.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4040

Dec 19, 2007: This bill passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. This usually occurs for non-controversial legislation. The totals were 407 Ayes, 0 Nays, 25 Present/Not Voting.

Aug 14, 2008: Became Public Law No: 110-314.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/phone_numbers.tt?show=hill_phone

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4040

Link for phone numbers. Call them. Refer to the bill number 4040 and new law 314 and let them know you are concerned about how the law is written in its present form. Remember that a lot of these are up for re-election in 2010 and tend to care more if the want to win.

NEWS STORIES:

News channel 21 in Oregon posted this link so you can sign a petition and write your congress at the same time. it does it all for you, just type in your name. Note that the email version is free; hand delivery costs a few bucks.

http://www.rallycongress.com/make-second-hand-kids-clothes-legal-/1471/

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=96355

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thrift2-2009jan02,0,2083247.story

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2008587800_danny04.html

http://www.azfamily.com/news/homepagetopstory/stories/Phoenix-local-news-010509-lead-toy-law-local-store.41330577.html

http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/New-consumer-law-could-threaten-used-clothing/KIsWgTDK2UuywfTlpBZs_w.cspx

http://www.patriotledger.com/opinions/opinions_columnists/x845827383/New-law-to-put-thousands-out-of-work

TV station, KHSL: http://tinyurl.com/8jq77d

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY INFORMATION LINKS ON THE WWW ABOUT THIS SUBJECT:

Consumer Product Safety Commission's CPSIA official website and FAQs:

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faq.html#preemption

VERY IMPORTANT FOR ANY MANUFACTURERS:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-and-small-manufacturers/

A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF CPSIA

http://www.rsjtechnical.com/WhatisCPSIA.htm

If you make by hand or manufacture clothing of any kind, read here:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-requirements/

About the different types of required testing:

http://ws.strlab.com/news/alert/?op=n&n=0000000032

Of you make One-Of-A-Kind items, read this:

http://www.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/small_toymakers_face_extra_expense_with_lead_testing/12561

Anyone who has stock "on the shelves" which need to be tested, read these links:

http://www.thesmartmama.com

If you sell books, read this:

http://issues-in-publishing.blogspot.com/2008/11/cpsia-sneaking-up-on-us.html

Link to how items have to be tested - an explanation of Unit vs. Component Testing:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-unit-vs-component-testing/

MORE ABOUT THE PHTHALATE BAN

http://www.zrecommends.com/detail/a-detailed-analysis-of-the-cpsia

CPSIA – What Children’s Clothing Designers and Manufacturers Need to Know

CPSIA & CPSC: Activism and what you can do:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-cpsc-activism-and-what-you-can-do/

FORUMS:

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520072208&tstart=0&mod=1231380223649

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520068202&tstart=0&mod=1231208404352

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520065064&tstart=0&mod=1231373418761

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520072374&tstart=40&mod=1231359563587

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520065036&tstart=40&mod=1231339433718

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520068933&tstart=40&mod=1231294234599

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520071922&tstart=40&mod=1231292499436

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520071445&tstart=80&mod=1231210268915

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5939104

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=32

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t69913.html

http://www.amazonsellercommunity.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=164122&start=45&tstart=0

http://ceska.typepad.com/little_ida/2009/01/cpsia-proudly-burning-books-for-your-childs-safety.html

http://www.boutiquecafe.com/home/tag/national-bankruptcy-day/

http://savekidsresale.squarespace.com/contact-congress-now/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5A1scKh7LM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUlY6zOMPqQ

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/national-bankruptcy-day/

http://coolmompicks.com/savehandmade/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49551386833

http://groups.ebay.com/forum/Custom-Boutique-Items/Cover-Page/1600047548

Good blog post about the ripple affect of CPSIA:

CPSIA – What Children’s Clothing Designers and Manufacturers Need to Know

This article http://www.7dvt.com/2008new-safety-law-no-fun-vts-artisan-toymakers quotes a CPSIA activist admitting that testing for phalates in wooden toys or lead in cotton T-shirts is abs:

http://change.gov/page/s/yourstory

Give them your story and tell them how this bill affects everyone.

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/thread.jspa?threadID=520069638&tstart=0&mod=1231459512352

http://www.rallycongress.com/make-second-hand-kids-clothes-legal-/1471/

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=96355

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thrift2-2009jan02,0,2083247.story

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2008587800_danny04.html

http://www.azfamily.com/news/homepagetopstory/stories/Phoenix-local-news-010509-lead-toy-law-local-store.41330577.html

http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/New-consumer-law-could-threaten-used-clothing/KIsWgTDK2UuywfTlpBZs_w.cspx

http://www.patriotledger.com/opinions/opinions_columnists/x845827383/New-law-to-put-thousands-out-of-work

TV station, KHSL,

http://tinyurl.com/8jq77d

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HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY INFORMATION LINKS ON THE WWW ABOUT THIS SUBJECT:

Consumer Product Safety Commission's CPSIA official website and FAQs

http://www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faq.html#preemption

VERY IMPORTANT FOR ANY MANUFACTURERS:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-and-small-manufacturers/

A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF CPSIA:

http://www.rsjtechnical.com/WhatisCPSIA.htm

If you make by hand or manufacture clothing of any kind, read here:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-requirements/

About the different types of required testing:

http://ws.strlab.com/news/alert/?op=n&n=0000000032

Of you make One-Of-A-Kind items, read this:

http://www.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/small_toymakers_face_extra_expense_with_lead_testing/12561

Anyone who has stock "on the shelves" which need to be tested, read these links:

http://www.thesmartmama.com

If you sell books, read this:

http://issues-in-publishing.blogspot.com/2008/11/cpsia-sneaking-up-on-us.html

Link to how items have to be tested - an explanation of Unit vs. Component Testing

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-unit-vs-component-testing/

MORE ABOUT THE PHTHALATE BAN

http://www.zrecommends.com/detail/a-detailed-analysis-of-the-cpsia

CPSIA – What Children’s Clothing Designers and Manufacturers Need to Know

CPSIA & CPSC: Activism and what you can do:

http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/cpsia-cpsc-activism-and-what-you-can-do/