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Senate Co-Sponsors for S. 697 Increases to Thirty-six

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2015) - Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.) held a press conference today to announce 14 additional bipartisan co-sponsors to S. 697, the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act," bringing the total number of co-sponsors to 36. The bill, which would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since it was enacted in 1976, now has support from over one-third of Senators representing 25 states and has garnered more support from both sides of the aisle than any previous bill to reform TSCA.

American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO  Cal Dooley issued the following statement regarding this significant announcement:

"Today's announcement by Senators Inhofe, Vitter and Udall of 14 new bipartisan cosponsors of the 'Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act' is a clear indication of the growing momentum to reform EPA's regulation of chemicals. Taken together with the bipartisan progress in the House led by Chairman John Shimkus and Congressman Frank Pallone, consumers, public health and environment advocates and industry can all trust that there is both a will and way to get TSCA reform done this year ." 


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