Not only will updating this bill provide greater protection for Americans from unsafe chemical exposure, especially to our kids, but it will also provide more certainty in the marketplace to help stimulate innovation and economic growth, while protecting good paying jobs here at home.
Today’s overhaul of this outdated law will protect families and provide certainty to businesses in Michigan and across the country.
- U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
The sensible measures contained in this reform will promote the safer, more effective management of chemicals. Regulatory certainty will provide SMA members and other domestic manufacturers with an increased ability to operate, invest, and grow their businesses.
- Philip K. Bell, President, Steel Manufacturers Association
I am pleased that Congress has worked in bipartisan fashion to approve these long-overdue reforms to environmental law, while supporting innovation, jobs, and economic opportunities.
- U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Although not perfect, TSCA reform will modernize our nation’s primary law that regulates chemicals in commerce, allowing petrochemical manufacturers to continue making life saving and enhancing devices and medicines in an environmentally and consumer friendly manner.
- Chet Thompson, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
This landmark law will give the Environmental Protection Agency the authority it needs to ensure that dangerous chemicals aren’t lurking in the everyday goods Americans are buying for themselves and their children. I’m proud Congress took bipartisan action to protect our children.
- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
This legislation improves the protections for the health of both the public and the nation’s wildlife, and is a landmark continuation of America’s legacy of environmental protection.
- Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
This bill’s new health-based safety standard and testing requirements are critical for protecting public health and the environment…I believe that this bipartisan agreement will give the federal government important new tools to more effectively protect American families from harmful chemicals.
- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
This is a big victory for public health and our environment…This bill is also a fitting testament to the legacy of Senator Lautenberg, who was a fierce advocate for our environment and his home state.
- U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)
Last night’s historic vote is a significant ending and beginning. It ends many years of elusive bipartisan compromise to reform our nation’s chemical control law and begins the process of regaining the public’s confidence in everyday products made possible by our industry.