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

July 12, 2017 Press Release

(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.

April 25, 2017 Press Release

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.

April 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on her plans to introduce legislation in response to the violent forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from United Airlines flight 3411 out of Chicago O’Hare airport this Sunday:

April 10, 2017 Press Release

“I am absolutely appalled at how United Airlines treated one of their customers flying out of Chicago this weekend. The use of extreme force featured in the video circulating on social media today is shocking and unacceptable.

March 28, 2017 Press Release

Representative Jan Schakowsky issued the following statement in advance of a vote to repeal the FCC’s internet privacy rules on the House floor today: