Obama Taps Republican Ex-NY Congresswoman For CPSC

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York to serve on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which could simultaneously expedite the confirmation of a trial attorney's delayed nomination to the same commission, the White House said.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Buerkle — a former assistant attorney general, healthcare attorney and nurse who is mulling another run at Congress – would fill the role left vacant by Anne M. Northup, a Republican who recently joined Bracewell &...
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