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
Washington D.C. -Today, Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after the full Energy and Commerce Committee markup of the SAFE DRIVE Act:
Today, Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after the subcommittee markup of the Highly Automated Vehicle Testing and Deployment Act:
“The legislation coming out of today’s subcommittee markup is the product of bipartisan negotiations on a critical issue. I am grateful to Chairman Latta and both of our staffs for the hard work and good faith that went into the drafting and negotiation of the legislation.
(Washington, DC) – Following a series of infant deaths in New York City, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) today sent a letter to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Acting Director Anne Schuchat calling on the agencies to renew their outreach and education efforts on safe infant sleeping.
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky was joined by her colleague Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi in introducing legislation that would prohibit airlines from involuntarily ‘bumping’ ticketed passengers from flights. The bill, titled the Bumping on Overbooked Airplanes Requires Dealing Fairly (BOARD Fairly) Act, would ensure that the unacceptable incident that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411 never happens again.