Blumenthal Calls for CPSC Nomination of Trump Administration Official Who Helped Shelve CDC Guidelines to Be Withdrawn

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, released the following statement in response to reports that Nancy Beck, the nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, was personally involved in White House efforts to shelve Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines meant to help states and local communities reopen their economies:

“Nancy Beck reportedly led efforts to thwart CDC’s science-based guidance for protecting public health – exactly the wrong credential for a  nominee to lead the CPSC, and clear reason her nomination should be withdrawn. In addition to her past efforts to deregulate dangerous chemicals, this move shows a blatant disregard for public health and safety and disqualifies her from leading an agency that protects consumers from serious injury and death.”