This reform bill is a clear improvement over the current law, modernizing the decades-old system regulating chemicals. It addresses fundamental flaws that have hindered the EPA’s ability to protect human health and the environment from chemical risks.
Reform is long overdue, and I am proud to support this bipartisan bill. It’s important that we advance protections for public health and the environment in a way that works for our manufacturing economy.
- U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
I applaud Congress’ bipartisan effort to update and reform the long-standing Toxic Substances Control Act and thank Senator Barbara Boxer for her advocacy to protect California’s public health and environment.
- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
The policies in this legislation—supported by a broad coalition of stakeholders and legislators—will ensure strong protection of human health and the environment by modernizing toxicity test methods, allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to collect better information more quickly than current tests allow.
- Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., Vice President of Toxicology, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Senator Frank Lautenberg dedicated his career to fixing this law, and we honor his memory in this bipartisan legislation bearing his name. It is not the bill Democrats would have written on our own, but it is a long-overdue step forward to protect families and communities from toxic substances.
- U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone
Chemical safety law hasn’t been changed in more than 40 years. As a physician, this is key to protecting worker’s health. Senator David Vitter fought the uphill battle on this and thanks to his work, manufacturers in Louisiana and across the country will have the clarity they need to do business and grow jobs.
- U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA)
We are pleased to see that lawmakers in both chambers worked across party lines to create a more cohesive federal system for regulating chemicals in the marketplace that gives consumers additional confidence regarding the safety of chemicals while also providing industry and regulators alike with greater regulatory certainty.
- Eric R. Byer, President, National Association of Chemical Distributors
Consumers can rest easier, knowing protections are in place that ensure the chemical products we use are safe. This new law will also give Tennessee’s chemical industry, which employs thousands of Tennesseans, the long-overdue clarity it needs to better innovate and create jobs in our 21st century economy.
- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
South Carolina has been home to a manufacturing revolution over the past decade, and by providing regulatory predictability regarding chemicals, we can help ensure that growth continues.
- U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Our members in the chemical industry deserve the ability to work without the fear of exposure to known carcinogens and other dangerous or untested chemicals while on the job.