Rep. Mia Love to co-chair Dietary Supplement Caucus

Rep. Mia Love R-Utah, is taking on a new leadership role as co-chair of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC).  Rep. Love replaces Rep. Jason Chaffetz, formerly a DSC co-chair, who retired from the House of Representatives earlier this summer.

“I’m excited to begin work on behalf of the 68% of Americans who take dietary supplements every year,” Rep. Love said.  “The industry is also a crucial part of Utah’s economy.  Not only do dietary supplement companies provide jobs and opportunities here, they give consumers the opportunity to make educated choices to fill critical nutrient gaps and achieve better health.”

Established in 2006 and with 32 Congressional members, the bipartisan DSC promotes discussions among lawmakers about the benefits of dietary supplements.  In her new role, Rep. Love joins Sens. Orrin Hatch R-Utah, and Martin Heinrich, D-NM, and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado as DSC co-chairs.

Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance, which is based in Salt Lake City, said, “UNPA is thrilled that Rep. Love is taking on this important new leadership role. We look forward to working with her to help grow the $41 billion national dietary supplement industry, which includes more than $13 billion in supplement business activity in Utah. The dietary supplement industry is a positive and powerful economic engine that creates thousands of jobs while helping Americans support their healthy lifestyles.”

“Congresswoman Love deeply understands the value of dietary supplements and the important role they play for the millions of Americans who use them to support their overall health and wellness,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. “We look forward to working with her and her colleagues at DSC to educate Congress about the policy issues that impact the supplement industry.”