Celebrating Women’s History Together—One Woman at a Time

I am delighted to be posting a joint blog with Commissioner Marietta Robinson as this year’s National Women’s History Month comes to a close.[1]  Commissioner Robinson and I were confirmed together by the U.S. Senate in 2013 and are currently the only women CPSC Commissioners. Since 1980, the United States has been celebrating women’s history during the […]

American flag banner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and for family, friends, football, and of course, food! My best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Thanksgiving. We as Americans have much to be grateful for. As we gather together with friends and family, enjoying our meals, please give thanks for the men and women […]

CPSC staff who are veterans pose in front of the CPSC seal

Honoring Our Veterans

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – President John F. Kennedy, November 5, 1963 Having served on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee while in Congress, and being the daughter of an Air Force Veteran and sister to a […]

Four students from WPI with Commissioner Buerkle

Tomorrow’s Engineers

From time to time, I host a coffee hour for CPSC staff. It is a wonderful opportunity to get a chance to meet and talk with so many people in our agency that we do not get to interact with on a regular basis. Our coffees help put faces with names and in getting to […]

American flag banner

Welcome and Happy Fourth of July!

Welcome to my new blog! I am delighted that CPSC has provided the Commissioners the ability to blog and tweet so that we can communicate with people through the wonder of social media. My blog will be a place you can find my thoughts on CPSC related issues, updates on CPSC activity, and education and […]