Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and L’Oréal USA officials will hold a news conference on Monday, May 7 to discuss H.R. 4395, legislation authored by the Seventh District lawmaker to help create jobs and spur innovation by updating current federal regulations for the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Lance, who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, said his bill would modernize the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act with reasonable, science based reforms to help companies, like L’Oréal USA, who are seeking to innovate, create new products and grow their businesses, all of which will help create jobs.
Lance’s news conference will begin at 11 a.m. at L’Oréal USA Research & Innovation located at 30 Terminal Avenue in Clark. As part of the event, Lance and Eric Bone, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation at L’Oréal USA, will address employees regarding the legislation and take a brief tour of the facilities. Additionally, John Hurson, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at the Personal Care Product Council will participate.
According to the Personal Care Products Council, the cosmetic and personal care products industry accounts for more than 175,820 jobs in New Jersey and 8.2 million jobs nationally. This includes manufacturers, distributors and also licensed beauty professionals, direct sellers and nail salon workers.
L’Oreal USA has more than 2500 full-time employees in the state of New Jersey, 1385 of which are located in the Seventh District. Other Seventh District member companies include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, among others.