The rumor is now confirmed. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation officially announced it will hold the confirmation hearing for CPSC Chairman nominee, Elliot Kaye, and Commissioner nominee, Joe Mohorovic, next Tuesday, April 8th at 2:30pm. This is a very quick turn-around for Kaye in particular, who will have only been the Chairman nominee for eleven days prior to the hearing. Many believe the move to hold a hearing this quickly indicates both nominees should have a clear and quick path forward to confirmation by the full Senate. That would not be a surprise given the praise both nominees have drawn from CPSC’s major stakeholder groups.
Kaye and Mohorovic will be on the second panel of nominations planned for the hearing. The first panel is for Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, who is nominated to be Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. The hearing will be webcast live and is being held in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building.