As a young mother, Grace knows the importance of consumer and product safety. Throughout her time in Congress, she has been a constant champion of efforts to safeguard women, children, and the American consumer. She is a founder and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Kids’ Safety Caucus which drafts legislation and advocates for policies that protect children and their families.
One of the very first bills Grace introduced in Congress was the “Infant Formula Protection Act” which would prohibit the sale of expired infant formula, a practice she has sought to end since her time in the New York Assembly when her own boys were infants. She has successfully required a new national review of child safety seats in cars to determine which models work best, mandated a review of all state regulations pertaining to the safe transportation of students on school buses and required that federal best practices be created, and advocated for the elimination of harmful food colorants from foods targeted toward children.
Grace is a member of the Bipartisan Heroin Taskforce that seeks to combat the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our nation, and is the Congressional leader in combating fraud committed by criminals who disguise their identities over the phone by using falsified caller ID information (“spoofing”). She is also the proponent of bipartisan federal legislation that seeks to expand existing protections against stalking.
In all of these things, and as a New Yorker, Grace knows that vulnerable persons and communities could not be kept safe without the efforts of America’s law enforcement officers and first responders. That is why she always has, and always will, vote for increased protections, benefits, and pay for the men and women who keep us safe each and every day, as well as continue to advocate for community-based policing programs that foster deeper relationships between communities and the law enforcement officials who police them.