President Bush nominates Nanci Langley for PRC commissioner

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President George W. Bush has announced his nomination of Nanci Langley as a commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

“I am honored to be nominated by President Bush,” said Langley, not wanting to comment further being that the senate has not confirmed her position.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Langley will serve the remainder of a six-year term, which will expire on November 22, 2012. She is currently the director of the office of public affairs and government relations at the PRC.

Langley would replace Dawn Tisdale, whose term officially ended on November 22, 2006, after which he served one hold-over year.

Before working for the PRC, Langley was the deputy staff director of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  

Langley also served as a senior legislative assistant in the office of US Senator Daniel Akaka, D-HI, who was chairman of the senate's postal subcommittee for four years, and as a staff member of the late US Senator Spark Matsunaga, D-HI. In her 24 years working for the senate, Langley was a member of the staff team that developed and negotiated the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006.

The PRC, formerly known as the Postal Rate Commission, is an independent federal regulatory agency. Its role is to ensure transparency and accountability of the US Postal Service. The commission has five members who each serve a six year term. The commission's members are Chairman Dan G. Blair, Mark Acton, Tony Hammond and Ruth Goldway. No more than three of the commissioners can be members of the same party. Currently, Goldway is the only Democratic commissioner.

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