Committee approves consumer agency, transportation nominees

By Rebekah Alvey | 10/18/2023 04:00 PM EDT

The panel cleared picks for the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Amtrak and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Douglas Dziak.

Douglas Dziak, nominee to be commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, during his confirmation hearing last month. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved a slate of nominees during a markup Wednesday, including for positions in the Federal Aviation Administration, Amtrak board and Consumer Product Safety Commission.

By voice vote, the panel advanced Michael Whitaker’s nomination to lead the FAA and Douglas Dziak’s nomination for CPSC commissioner.

Dziak is currently a chief counsel at the agency. He would fill a Republican seat on the commission.


Ranking member Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called him “experienced in consumer product safety matters” and said the nominee “has shown an ability to work in a bipartisan fashion to protect American consumers.”