Consumer Protection

My political career began as a consumer advocate when I led the successful campaign in 1969 to put freshness dates on products sold in the supermarket. I am a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I serve as the Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection subcommittee. On the Committee, I have continued my efforts to protect consumers from unfair business practices, unsafe products, insurance abuses, and harmful chemicals in products, and to improve the safety of children's products, vehicles, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. 

Legislation I've Introduced

Safe Cosmetics Act – The Safe Cosmetics Act would phase out the use of dangerous chemicals, including carcinogens and reproductive toxins, from use in personal care products.  Visit Cosmetic Safety for more information.

More on Consumer Protection

March 30, 2020 Page

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March 6, 2020 Video

Andrew Love from Specialized Bicycles demonstrates, with the help of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, how ineffective a knock-off helmet of one of Specialized's products would be. Congressman Lujan shared he had recently had a tumble while mountain biking and his helmet did protect him.

March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement:

“I am deeply disappointed, though not surprised, that once again the Trump White House has chosen to put corporate power and politics over people by nominating Dr. Nancy Beck to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, voted in favor of H.R. 2339, the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 213-195.

February 28, 2020 Video
We held a hearing on the issues around ticket prices and ticketing websites, and how we can better protect consumers from troubling practices.