PCPC Wants Cosmetics Reform Passed Before Threatened 'Blue Wave'
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
At the trade group's annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., leadership emphasized the importance of pushing cosmetics reform legislation over the finish line before November midterm elections. PCPC's support of a bipartisan proposal released by the Senate Health Committee largely hinges on preemption, the group indicated.
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Despite repeated stakeholder assertions of being “closer than ever” to modernizing cosmetics regulations, the 115th Congress ended with reform legislation stranded in committee. The Personal Care Products says midterm elections diverted lawmakers’ attention from unresolved issues, likely including possible preemption terms to put a lid on growing state and local requirements.
Congressional Races Could Alter Cosmetics Legislative Outlook, Starting With House Energy & Commerce
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.
"Misinformation" remains a key challenge for PCPC's advocacy programs and the cosmetics industry in general at a time when consumer trust in US entities – including government, the media, NGOs and business – is down markedly in the US, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.