Pallone Targets September For House Cosmetics Bill, Hearing
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
With WEN safety issues still weighing on his mind, Congressman Frank Pallone aims to unveil his planned cosmetics legislation in September and push for a public hearing. Safe-cosmetics champion Stacy Malkan and New York Times reporter Eric Lipton joined Pallone August 17 for an NPR panel on “The Battle to Regulate Cosmetics.”
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