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 10, 2021 Press Release

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.

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H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
An Urgently-Needed Package to Address The Coronavirus Health & Economic Crisis    

Passed House of Representatives February 27, 2021

Amended and Passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021

March 1, 2021 Press Release

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:

February 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and a senior member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, by a vote of 219-210:

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, introduced the Stop Tip-Overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act of 2021. Tipping furniture presents a serious risk of injury and death to children. Furniture or items on top of furniture such as TVs can fall onto a child, causing the child to be crushed, trapped, or struck by falling objects. U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing the Senate version of the bill.

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