On the other side of the political aisle, Democrats this week continued to further regulate producers of sunscreen by pressing for new labeling rules. A small group of Senate Democrats wrote to the Food and Drug Administration calling on the FDA to release a final rule that would require sunscreen products to include information on how well they protect against UVA rays, which can penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays.
"When will consumers be able to purchase sunscreen products that meet the new standards?" the senators wrote. "In the meantime, what is the agency doing to ensure that consumers are not purchasing products that do not actually offer the advertised level of protection?"
The Senate letter was led by Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedA guide to the committees: Senate Cruz: Supreme Court 'likely' to uphold Trump order Schumer: Trump should see 'handwriting on the wall,' drop order MORE (D-RI), and signed by Sens. Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE, (D-Iowa), Charles SchumerCharles SchumerDean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison How the candidates for DNC chair stack up ahead of Saturday's vote DNC candidate Harrison drops out, backs Perez for chairman MORE (D-NY), Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), John KerryJohn KerryNew York Knicks owner gave 0K to pro-Trump group A bold, common sense UN move for the Trump administration Former Obama officials say Netanyahu turned down secret peace deal: AP MORE (D-Mass.), and Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY).
Reed, Schumer, Leahy and Kerry have also sponsored legislation that would require FDA's 2007 draft rule on sunscreen labeling to take effect automatically if the FDA does not finalize it within six months.