Keeping up with the cosmetics: Kourtney Kardashian to urge makeup reform on Capitol Hill
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Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is set to make an appearance on Capitol Hill Tuesday to speak on cosmetics reform alongside Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.Frank Joseph PalloneOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Trump, Dems open drug price talks | FDA warns against infusing young people's blood | Facebook under scrutiny over health data | Harris says Medicare for all isn't socialism Patients, health data experts accuse Facebook of exposing personal info High stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks MORE (D-N.J.).

Pallone, the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has previously called for changes to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority over cosmetics, arguing the laws regulating the industry in the U.S. are "obsolete."


"They were enacted in the original Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. While all other product categories regulated by the agency have been updated to keep pace with innovation and consumer expectations, the laws for cosmetics have been left untouched for nearly 80 years," he said at a subcommittee hearing in January. "That is simply unacceptable, and we really should be taking this opportunity to consider legislation to give FDA the authority and the resources to ensure cosmetics are safe for the American people."

Kardashian, sister of makeup moguls Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner, has long been a vocal supporter of organic and eco-friendly beauty products. 

The briefing is scheduled for 4 p.m.