Chair Cantwell Statement on President Biden’s Consumer Product Safety Commission Nominations

July 2, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Alex Hoehn-Saric to serve as Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Mary Boyle as a Commissioner.

"American families need a strong cop on the beat at the Consumer Product Safety Commission," Chair Cantwell said. "I've known Alex Hoehn-Saric for years, and he has been at the forefront of the fight for a strong CPSC to protect consumers, children, and families from dangerous products. I look forward to discussing this critically important work with Mr. Hoehn-Saric when he appears before the Commerce Committee. I also congratulate Mary Boyle on her nomination and look forward to hearing more about her vision for the Commission." 

In 2019, Senator Cantwell, one of the leading safety advocates in Congress, released a report detailing the failures of CPSC leadership to adequately protect American consumers from unsafe and defective products.