Volume 91 Issue 32 | pp. 24-25
Issue Date: August 12, 2013

TSCA Reform In Congress: Negotiating The Details

Senators pledge to tweak bipartisan compromise bill to overhaul federal chemical control law
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: TSCA, Congress, Senate, legislation, S. 1009, toxic torts, state preemption

Bipartisan efforts to craft and pass legislation are rare on Capitol Hill these days. So are bills that would directly affect the chemical industry. Yet for the past several months, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have worked together on legislation to overhaul the 37-year-old law governing commercial chemicals.

In late May, Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and David Vitter (R-La.) unveiled a compromise bill (S. 1009) to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). . . .

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