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
During today's hearing with Facebook, Google, and Twitter CEOs, I asked about their platforms' involvement with the organization of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
CEOs from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified before a joint hearing of the Consumer Protection and the Communications Subcommittees. I co-chaired the hearing and offered these opening remarks.
WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and a senior member of the House Budget Committee, voted to pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, which was approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 220-211.
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Chair and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, released the following joint statement in response to President Joe Biden’s Executive Order regarding America’s supply chains: