ICMAD Attorney: ‘Bad’ Cosmetics Bill Won’t Get Through Senate, But Next Session Is Less Certain
According to Locke Lord attorney Sharon Blinkoff, general counsel at ICMAD, Senate Health Committee Chair Lamar Alexander is inclined to block cosmetics reform legislation that lacks express industry support. She noted, however, that the Republican senator for Tennessee is retiring at the end of this term.
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