Trump's Deregulatory Push Hits a Snag at Product Safety Commission
Republican commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle is the agency's acting leader. But Democrats still have a majority.
In times of presidential transition, it is common across the federal bureaucracy for agency heads to resign and allow the incoming administration to appoint new leadership. At the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Elliot Kaye has stayed put. The dynamic has not simply staved off Trump's pro-business, deregulatory push. The commission's three Democrats appear poised to seize on the waning days of their majority and move forward on safety regulations—and their call for higher penalties against companies.
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