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

February 28, 2020 Video

The House just passed the H.R. 2339, the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act.

February 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) led a letter, signed by 11 Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to Match Group President Shar Dubey calling on the company to check users against sex offender registries and disclose its efforts to respond to reports of sexual violence that were a result of users meeting through Match Group services.

February 14, 2020 Video
During our hearing on autonomous vehicles, I posed some questions to our panel of experts and stakeholders.


February 14, 2020 Video
My Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on the issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, particularly around safety, privacy and opportunities.


January 8, 2020 Video

As chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, I led a hearing on the issues surrounding online deception practices, including deepfakes and other manipulation of digital content.