Congressional Races Could Alter Cosmetics Legislative Outlook, Starting With House Energy & Commerce
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Recent polling suggests the “blue wave” headed for Congress may not be of the magnitude hyped by some. But if Dems do flip the House as expected, cosmetics reform legislation will go through an Energy & Commerce Committee likely chaired by New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, who’s been a highly vocal critic of current cosmetics safety controls.
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