President Trump Nominates Peter Feldman As CPSC Commissioner
President Donald Trump nominated Peter A. Feldman on June 4 to fill the fifth and final spot as commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The nomination fills the vacancy left by former Commissioner Joe Mohorovic, who resigned from the commission in October 2017. If confirmed, Feldman would fulfill Mohorovic’s term through its expiration on October 26, 2019. The President is expected to renominate Feldman for an additional seven-year term.
Feldman’s nomination follows the confirmation of Commissioner Dana Baiocco last month. The Senate is still considering President Trump’s nomination of Acting Chairman Anne Marie Buerkle for the permanent chairman position and for a second seven-year term as commissioner.
Feldman is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, and he has served as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Mike Dewine; as a legal associate on the National Republican Congressional Committee; and as a campaign aide to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign.
Since 2011, Feldman has worked on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and most recently has served as senior counsel on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. These roles have made him intimately familiar with consumer product safety matters.