Volume 93 Issue 18 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 4, 2015 | Web Date: April 30, 2015

Chemical Reform Bill Moves Forward In Senate

Congress: Committee clears compromise bill that would update 1976 law governing commercial substances
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Toxic Substances Control Act, TSCA, Congress, S. 697

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have taken a major step toward overhauling the nation’s outdated law governing commercial chemicals. A Senate committee on April 28 approved a bipartisan bill to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Because a handful of Democrats support the measure, the legislation, S. 697, stands a solid chance of passage by the Republican-controlled Senate.

Both the chemical industry and advocacy groups for years have pressed Congress to modernize TSCA, though . . .

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