Mary Boyle Confirmed and Sworn in as CPSC Commissioner

On June 22, the Senate confirmed Mary Boyle to become the fifth member of the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) by a party-line vote of 50-48. She was sworn in on June 30. Ms. Boyle fills an already running seven-year term previously held by Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle that will expire in October 2025. As previously reported, President Biden nominated Ms. Boyle in 2021 and, when the Senate did not confirm her nomination that year, renominated her in January 2022. At the time of her nomination, Ms. Boyle served as the CPSC’s Executive Director. Her confirmation process was delayed by concerns with her role in the CPSC’s unauthorized release of certain confidential information submitted to the agency by businesses in 2019 and the 2020 decision to temporarily pull CPSC inspectors from the ports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that Ms. Boyle has been sworn into office and all open seats on the CPSC have been filled, the Commission is split 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans. The terms of the five commissioners will expire as follows:

  • Dana Baiocco (R) to October 2024
  • Mary Boyle (D) to October 2025
  • Peter Feldman (R) to October 2026
  • Alexander Hoehn-Saric (D) to October 2027
  • Richard Trumka (D) (CPSC Chair) to October 2028

Please contact Marie Clarke with any questions.