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H.R.2359 Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 08, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

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  • 14% of users support H.R.2359

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild, Inc.

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    • Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

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      I know that the organization Campaign for Safe Cosmetics supports H.R.2359
    • Badger Body Care

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    • American Nurses Association

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Personal Care Truth

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 07, 2011, by erinlee - Here we go again! Small businesses, though exempt from registration requirements and fees in this current attempt to regulate the cosmetic industry, will face increased costs for supplies, nightmarish record keeping and ingredient disclosure. These are the same issues we faced when HR5786 was proposed a year ago. Who will profit from this bill? Big lobbying groups such as EWG and CFSC. The current FDA Act, although enacted in 1938, could be enforced much better than it currently is. I don't feel a brand new piece of legislation is necessary to ensure toxic filth stays out of our cosmetics. We need better enforcement, and we need an updated database of prohibited ingredients. I feel it is borderline criminal for lobbying groups to be propagating the lie that our current cosmetic laws do nothing to ensure safe cosmetics. It couldn't be further from the truth. Scare tactic and fear mongering didn't work last year with HR5786, and won't work this year, either.

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      As noted by erinlee, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 07, 2011, "Here we go again! Small businesses, though exempt from registration requirements and fees in this current attempt to regulate the cosmetic industry, will face increased costs for supplies, nightmarish record keeping and ingredient disclosure. These are the same issues we faced when HR5786 was proposed a year ago. Who will profit from this bill? Big lobbying groups such as EWG and CFSC. The current FDA Act, although enacted in 1938, could be enforced much better than it currently is. I don't feel a brand new piece of legislation is necessary to ensure toxic filth stays out of our cosmetics. We need better enforcement, and we need an updated database of prohibited ingredients. I feel it is borderline criminal for lobbying groups to be propagating the lie that our current cosmetic laws do nothing to ensure safe cosmetics. It couldn't be further from the truth. Scare tactic and fear mongering didn't work last year with HR5786, and won't work this year, either. "
    • On July 04, 2011, by cactusandivy - Cinagro4 - Personal Care Truth will have a breakdown post shortly of what each section means. We'd love you to join us to find out what this bill really means, http://www.personalcaretruth.com Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Lisa M. Rodgers Co-Founder Personal Care Truth

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      As noted by cactusandivy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 04, 2011, "Cinagro4 - Personal Care Truth will have a breakdown post shortly of what each section means. We'd love you to join us to find out what this bill really means, http://www.personalcaretruth.com Have a safe and happy Independence Day! Lisa M. Rodgers Co-Founder Personal Care Truth"
    • On July 04, 2011, by cactusandivy - Personal Care Truth now has a breakdown of each section. I've placed a link in the specific section comment areas. You may also visit http://personalcaretruth.com/2011/07/safe-cosmetics-act-2011-cover-table-of-contents-and-sec-611-definitions/ to click on the individual SEC links.

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      As noted by cactusandivy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 04, 2011, "Personal Care Truth now has a breakdown of each section. I've placed a link in the specific section comment areas. You may also visit http://personalcaretruth.com/2011/07/safe-cosmetics-act-2011-cover-table-of-contents-and-sec-611-definitions/ to click on the individual SEC links."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • StormSister Spatique®: This Week in DC - July 23, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Becky Sturm) - Please take just a few minutes to send a message to your Representative to let him or her know that the business community supports the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359), strong legislation that protects consumers and ...

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      As noted by noreply@blogger.com (Becky Sturm) on July 23, 2012, "Please take just a few minutes to send a message to your Representative to let him or her know that the business community supports the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359), strong legislation that protects consumers and ..." (/url?q=http://stormsisterspatique.blogspot.com/2012/07/this-week-in-dc.html&sa=U&ei=HA0PUNu1JcK82wW_moHQDw&ved=0CBwQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNHZakEifocKHIPPGPXVvYNVqwDLUQ)
    • Non-toxic Nails in the North Shore (Chicago) | Wren - May 08, 2012 by Amanda - These elements are part of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R.2359), co-sponsored by our district's Congresswomen Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Tell Congress to fix our broken cosmetic laws here. May 8, 2012 · 0 · eco-friendly, health, non-toxic

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      As noted by Amanda on May 08, 2012, "These elements are part of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R.2359), co-sponsored by our district's Congresswomen Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Tell Congress to fix our broken cosmetic laws here. May 8, 2012 · 0 · eco-friendly, health, non-toxic " (/url?q=http://www.ecowren.net/2012/non-toxic-nails-in-the-north-shore/&sa=U&ei=SzmsT_jzMaeBsgKq1MCfAg&ved=0CD8QmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNE0HJM4DTOYdyci9ZSYadRkP2HT9Q)
    • Congressman Touts Legislation During Visit To Clark Business ... - May 07, 2012 by atomtabloid - In 2011, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced “The Safe Cosmetics Act” (H.R. 2359), which was backed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and several other ...

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      As noted by atomtabloid on May 07, 2012, "In 2011, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced “The Safe Cosmetics Act” (H.R. 2359), which was backed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and several other ..." (/url?q=http://njtoday.net/2012/05/07/congressman-touts-legislation-during-visit-to-clark-business/&sa=U&ei=tSfiT53LKITm2gXivOXkCw&ved=0CEUQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEERZcPbf9HHbhi4_-3ZacMIq6xmg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359): Implications for the Cosmetics Industry - May 30, 2012 by Mondaq - Regulation of the cosmetics industry has garnered significant national attention in recent months. On March 27, 2012, nine months after legislators introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, H.R. 2359, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives ..

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      As noted by Mondaq on May 30, 2012, "Regulation of the cosmetics industry has garnered significant national attention in recent months. On March 27, 2012, nine months after legislators introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, H.R. 2359, a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives .." (http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/179436/Healthcare+Food+Drugs+Law/The+Safe+Cosmetics+Act+Of+2011+HR+2359+Implications+For+The+Cosmetics+Industry)
    • Congressman Touts Legislation During Visit To Clark Business - May 07, 2012 by NJ TODAY - introduced “The Safe Cosmetics Act” (H.R. 2359), which was backed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and several other consumer and public health advocacy groups. The bill would require full disclosure of ingredients and give the FDA the ...

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      As noted by NJ TODAY on May 07, 2012, "introduced “The Safe Cosmetics Act” (H.R. 2359), which was backed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and several other consumer and public health advocacy groups. The bill would require full disclosure of ingredients and give the FDA the ..." (http://njtoday.net/2012/05/07/congressman-touts-legislation-during-visit-to-clark-business/)
    • PR for Preservatives? - April 30, 2012 by Happi - “I don’t see the extremist bill (H.R. 2359, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011) going anywhere, nor the industry bill going anywhere and so, ultimately, nothing will happen,” observed Steinberg. “But if nothing happens, there will be more state legisla

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      As noted by Happi on April 30, 2012, "“I don’t see the extremist bill (H.R. 2359, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011) going anywhere, nor the industry bill going anywhere and so, ultimately, nothing will happen,” observed Steinberg. “But if nothing happens, there will be more state legisla" (http://www.happi.com/articles/2012/05/pr-for-preservatives)
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