U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight

What They Are Saying

This legislation represents the kind of bipartisan commitment, married with compromise, that yields important, long-lasting policy improvement. I am proud to have worked alongside this bipartisan group of lawmakers who rolled up their sleeves to reconcile two bills into one final product that I believe will protect the health and safety of the people of Massachusetts and the entire country.

- U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight

These reforms improve the science behind chemical testing, require better safety decisions to protect the environment and human health, and reduce the terrible suffering animals endure through dosing them with these poisoning substances.

- Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States

Congressional approval of this bipartisan chemical safety law is a major victory for our state and for the legacy of Sen. Frank Lautenberg who championed this fight…Despite long odds and difficult challenges, common sense and finding common ground won the day.

- U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg worked tirelessly to remove toxic chemicals from the products millions of American families use every day and we honor his memory with this bipartisan legislation. It is a long-overdue step forward to protect families and communities from toxic substances.

- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06)

Today, our nation takes a major step toward protecting pregnant women, infants and children by understanding the risks that certain chemicals may pose and taking steps to reduce them. Future generations will be safer and healthier due to this action.

- Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President, March of Dimes

This bicameral agreement represents a vast improvement over current law and takes a thoughtful approach to protecting people all across the country from unsafe chemical exposure while setting a new standard for quality regulation. It’s good for jobs, good for consumers, and good for the environment.

- U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee

Getting TSCA reform signed into law demonstrates that, when we work together, Congress can still accomplish great things on behalf of the American people. This law will protect consumers and the environment while giving industry the certainty they need to grow and create jobs.

- U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy and Sponsor of H.R. 2576

Chemical regulatory reform is a long-standing priority of the American Chemical Society. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act represents years of careful negotiation, and the Society applauds congressional members and staff for their hard work in bringing this important agreement to fruition.

- Thomas Connelly Jr., Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society

Reaching this historic achievement to overhaul our country’s toxics law was possible only because both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress have worked together to compromise on policy without ever compromising our principles.

- U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)

Chemicals are the building blocks for lifesaving products, the newest technologies and everyday products that make life better. By delivering clear, modernized rules, this reform will make it easier for manufacturers to ensure the safety of our products and deliver quality goods to our customers.

- Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers