The product of months of negotiations, this legislation will protect American families while providing a consistent regulatory framework for businesses and manufacturers across the country.
This bill is a remarkable step in the right direction and a testament to the incredible work the Senate can do when we commit to finding bipartisan, commonsense solutions.
- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
This is an exceptional bipartisan achievement in a time otherwise marked by extreme partisanship.
- Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO, American Cleaning Institute
For the first time, Americans will know that the chemicals they encounter in everyday products are reviewed for their safety. The law also gives much-needed certainty to businesses—like Rhode Island’s Hasbro—which were dealing with a hodgepodge of state chemical safety regulations that makes it difficult to plan and invest.
- U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Our bipartisan, bicameral proposal will close the gap in the TSCA’s shortcomings by requiring the EPA to protect our most vulnerable from unsafe chemicals.
- U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health
Both chambers’ overwhelming support for sweeping TSCA overhaul demonstrates that Congress maintains the ability to debate, deliberate, and resolve complex issues even in an election year. After more than a year of tough negotiations, Congress should be commended for completing the first significant update of a major environmental statute in decades.
- Jason Grumet, President, Bipartisan Policy Center
This is meaningful legislation that is good for families and our members alike while removing the pressure felt by some state and county legislatures to do something absent federal action.
- Steve Pasierb, President & CEO, Toy Industry Association
For decades, the federal government of the most powerful nation in the world has been virtually powerless to protect its own citizens from toxic chemicals in everyday products. Now, finally, we are on the cusp of a momentous change that will do much more to protect the health of every American.
- U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
With his signature today, President Obama set us on a course for a less toxic America.
- Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
This legislation provides the clarity and protections that businesses need to continue growing, innovating, and creating safe products for American consumers. The overwhelming bipartisan support for reforming our nation’s chemical management law, and the nearly unprecedented coalition backing it, shows the significance of this accomplishment.