IWF Senior Policy Analyst Carrie Sheffield’s testimony can be found HERE once the hearing begins.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Independent Women’s Forum Senior Policy Analyst Carrie Sheffield testifies before the House Committee on Oversight & Reform, Subcommittee on Economic & Consumer Policy at 2 p.m. ET tomorrow, June 15. This is the Subcommittee’s first hearing since June 23, 2021. 

The hearing, entitled “Seresto Flea and Tick Collars: Examining Why a Product Linked to More than 2,500 Pet Deaths Remains on the Market,” will examine the EPA’s regulatory role. Sheffield’s testimony will address consumer distrust of government regulation and spending more broadly and urge lawmakers to address record-high inflation.

Sheffield, the only minority witness, will testify alongside Jeffrey Simmons, president and Chief Executive Officer, Elanco Animal Health; and Nathan Donley, PhD, environmental health science director, Center for Biological Diversity; and Karen McCormack, Retired EPA Employee.

In her testimony, Sheffield writes, “If this committee was paying attention to the issues the American people are truly struggling with, it would have multiple hearings on how 40-year high inflation is making it hard for Americans to buy basic necessities and small business owners to make ends meet.” 

Sheffield adds, “So while this subcommittee today is meeting to discuss an important topic of pet collar safety, the American people want your legislative body to understand that American households across the board are hurting in multiple other areas and are not receiving the attention they deserve. Americans want solutions that will increase purchasing power and allow them to enjoy their wage gains and flexibility. Congress should focus on solutions that actually increase the supply of goods and services and reduce elevated demand to tackle inflation in a meaningful way.”

Sheffield’s full testimony can be found HERE once the hearing begins.



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