[ skip to content ]

OLD DOMINION GRAD IS BUSH'S PICK FOR CHAIRMANSHIP

Mary Sheila Gall, a graduate of Old Dominion University's master of science in special education program, faces a tough confirmation hearing Thursday, Aug. 2, in her quest to become chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Gall, who has served on the three-member committee since 1991, was nominated as chair by President George W. Bush. She has come under fire from Democrats for her views opposing tougher standards for the makers of bunk beds, baby bath seats and baby walkers and her support of relaxing standards for fire-resistant fabrics.

The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote on Gall's nomination today. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has indicated that if the committee votes against Gall's nomination, he will not bring it to the floor of the Senate.

This article was posted on: August 1, 2001

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114
http://www.odu.edu/news

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.