Consumer Issues

DFL Party Platform: “We believe consumers have a right to safe and reasonably priced products, fair treatment in the marketplace, and complete and accurate information about products and services.”

H.R. 2986 – BEST Act

Summary:  The bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish within its Office of Electricity a research, development, and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage systems. DOE must enter…

H.R. 7269 – Promising Pathway Act

Summary: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a time-limited provisional approval pathway, subject to specific obligations, for certain drugs and biological products, and for other…

H.R. 7660 – To double the penalties for causing the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value by making certain false communications relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Summary: To double the penalties for causing the transmission of misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value by…

H.R. 7222 – Safe Reopening Tax Credit

Summary:  This bill allows an eligible employer a payroll tax credit for 30% of qualified virus transmission prevention expenses. The bill defines qualified virus transmission prevention expenses as expenses for…

H. R. 2610, Stop Senior Scams Act.

Summary: This bill establishes a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council, which shall create model educational materials to educate employees of retailers, financial-services companies, and wire-transfer companies on how to identify and prevent scams that affect seniors. (Cosponsors)…

H. R. 5170, Safe Skies Act of 2019.

Summary: To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to fligh-tcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations…

H. R. 1498, SAFE Kids Act.

Full Title: Stopping Appealing Flavors in E-Cigarettes for Kids Act” or the “SAFE Kids Act”. Summary: To impose additional restrictions on tobacco flavors for use in e-cigarettes. Cosponsors (Partisan) ANGIE CRAIG’S…

H. R. Stop Vaping Ads Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to extend the prohibition on electronic advertisements of cigarettes and little cigars to electronic nicotine delivery systems. Cosponsors (Partisan) ANGIE…

H. R. 2211, STURDY Act

Note: This Act may be cited as the “Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act” or the “STURDY Act”. Summary: To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate…

H. R. 555, Disability Integration Act of 2019.

Summary: To prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes. Cosponsors ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/21/19.  …

H. R. 2135, PAID AD Act.

Full Title: Preventing Adversaries Internationally from Disbursing Advertising Dollars Act Summary: To prevent foreign adversaries from influencing elections by prohibiting foreign nationals from purchasing at any time a broadcast, cable,…

H. R. 1507, Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify employer-provided fringe benefits for bicycle commuting.  Cosponsors ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/18/19. STATUS: Introduced…

H. R. 1769, DAIRY PRIDE Act

Full Title: Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, Milk, and Cheese To Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday Act. Summary: To require enforcement against misbranded milk alternatives. Cosponsors (bipartisan)…

H. R. 1644, Net Neutrality

Full title: H. R. 1644, Save the Internet Act of 2019 Summary: To restore the open Internet order of the Federal Communications Commission. Cosponsors ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored…