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Safe Cosmetics Act Reintroduced to House of Representatives

Posted: July 6, 2011

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The bill currently is referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Education and the Workforce for a period to be subsequently determined by the speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has published its support of the bill. Also in response, Lezlee Westine, president and CEO of the Personal Care Product's Council, noted the following in a press release by the organization: “We are working with the House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership to propose reasonable, science-based changes to the law that will meaningfully enhance cosmetics regulation without over-burdening [the] FDA or imposing costly and unnecessary restrictions on business." She added, “We are still reviewing the provisions of Rep. Schakowsky’s new bill, but we are very concerned that, as written, it contains provisions that will place unnecessary burdens on FDA and businesses of all sizes and may compromise jobs without providing meaningful benefits to consumers."