May 22 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Dana Baiocco to be a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Sen. Moran serves as chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, which maintains authorizing jurisdiction over the CPSC, and is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government which allocates funding for the agency. The CPSC is an independent regulatory agency tasked with regulating tens of thousands of consumer products.
“For a small, independent agency, the CPSC wields enormous power over a large sector of the economy,” said Sen. Moran. “I am glad that, at long last, the CPSC will have restored balance to address numerous pending matters that would have a significant impact on the regulated community and on Kansans. I am confident Ms. Baiocco will serve admirably in helping guide the agency toward sound regulation that strengthens product safety and I am pleased that she is now confirmed to this post.”
Items to note:
- Last November, Sen. Moran led a letter to Senate leadership encouraging the expeditious confirmation of Ms. Baiocco.
- Sen. Moran has chaired numerous Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearings conducting CPSC oversight throughout his chairmanship.
- Baiocco is currently a partner at Jones Day law firm in Pittsburgh, PA. Her nomination was reported favorably out of the Senate Commerce Committee on November 8, 2017.