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H.R. 4250 (113th): Sunscreen Innovation Act

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To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ed Whitfield

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014
Length: 27 pages
Mar 13, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


34 Cosponsors (26 Republicans, 8 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 2141 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Nov 26, 2014


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Whitfields Sunscreen Innovation Act Passes the U.S. House of Representatives
    — Rep. Ed Whitfield [R-KY1, 1995-2016] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2014

Maloney Lauds Congressional Approval of Sunscreen Innovation Act
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 14, 2014

Bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act Seeks to Speed Better Sunscreens onto U.S. Shelves
    — Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] on Mar 14, 2014

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Mar 13, 2014

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Apr 7, 2014
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 19, 2014
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 14, 2014
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 15, 2014
Ordered Reported

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Jul 28, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 4250 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4250. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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