Senate Passage of TSCA Reform Critical for Manufacturing

Manufacturers Urge Congressional Negotiators to Act

Washington, D.C., December 17, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after the Senate passed S.B. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: 

“With this critical Senate vote, manufacturers are just a conference committee away from putting a bill on the president’s desk that would modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), eliminating regulatory uncertainty and restoring confidence to consumers that the chemicals they rely on are safe. Manufacturers have long been vocal advocates for these essential reforms that strengthen and modernize outdated environmental regulations. This real reform will enable manufacturers to further improve products while growing the economy and creating jobs. Manufacturers urge congressional negotiators to resolve this legislation quickly to allow for expanded innovation and opportunity.”

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