Dana Baiocco Confirmed by Senate as CPSC Commissioner
The United States Senate recently confirmed former Jones Day litigator Dana Baiocco as the newest Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Baiocco replaces former Commissioner Marietta Robinson, and her term runs through October 2024.
As previously reported Baiocco’s original nomination to the Commission was returned by the Senate, along with the nomination of Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and those of nearly 100 other nominees for various agencies in January of this year, before she was re-nominated by President Trump days later.
Baiocco’s confirmation marks an end to the 3–1 Democratic majority on the Commission that existed since former Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic resigned in late October of last year, as the Commission is now split 2–2 between Democrats (Commissioner Robert Adler and Commissioner/former Chairman Elliott Kaye) and Republicans (Baiocco and Buerkle).
Although we cannot say when President Trump will nominate a replacement for Mohorovic, some observers anticipate that such nomination will happen soon. If and when that person is confirmed, the Commission will have a GOP majority for the first time since President Trump took office.
This blog was written by Glenn Gordon at Miles & Stockbridge.
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