Peter A. Feldman is a Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate, to complete the remainder of a term expiring in October 2019. Mr. Feldman was re-nominated, and confirmed, to a subsequent seven-year term that will expire in October 2026. He began serving as a Commissioner on October 5, 2018.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Feldman served as Senior Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. In that role, he served as a key advisor on consumer protection, product safety, data security, and privacy issues to U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.
During his tenure, Mr. Feldman was instrumental in drafting and negotiating bipartisan legislation and conducting oversight and investigations of CPSC, the Federal Trade Commission, and private sector firms.
Mr. Feldman led the Commerce Committee’s efforts on numerous bipartisan legislative initiatives, including the Consumer Review Freedom Act, the Better Online Ticket Sales Act, and the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act.
As the Senate Commerce Committee’s senior sports attorney, Mr. Feldman also worked to expand and modernize the United States Anti-doping Agency, conducted investigations into the United States Olympic Committee and various National Governing Body organizations following the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, and served as lead negotiator on the bipartisan Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act.
As a staffer for former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine (R-O.H.), Mr. Feldman worked directly on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, a landmark safety bill that addresses safety regulations to protect young children.
Mr. Feldman attended Colgate University and graduated with a B.A., cum laude. He received his J.D., cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law. Mr. Feldman is a member of the Maryland Bar.