Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Representing the 9th District of Illinois

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

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3388, the SELF-DRIVE Act. This bipartisan legislation on autonomous vehicles is the result of months of intense discussion and negotiations beginning in the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) Subcommittee, where Rep. Schakowsky serves as Ranking Member.

September 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, legislative language from the HOT CARS Act was passed in the full House of Representatives as a part of the SELF-DRIVE Act of 2017. After its passage, Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Peter King (R-NY), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statements:

July 28, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would close used car dealer loophole that poses large safety-risk to drivers, passengers
July 27, 2017 Press Release

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:

July 19, 2017 Press Release

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.

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