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WASHINGTON (January 20, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement that may be attributed to ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn, following the inauguration and swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris.

“ACC and its members welcome the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris as the culmination of a fair, transparent, and secure democratic election. Hearing the words of the Presidential Oath of Office is a welcome reminder of the commitments each of us holds to our country, to our professions, and to one another as Americans.

“As President Biden and Vice President Harris pledge their commitment to the citizens of the United States, the U.S. chemical and plastics industry pledges our commitment to work with Democrats, Republicans, NGOs, and Americans of all political stripes to find common ground on the solutions needed to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges. From chemistry’s unique role in defeating COVID-19, to combating climate change, to improving sustainability and protecting the health and safety of people worldwide, the stakes could not be higher – and the ability of the Biden Administration and chemical industry to work together to develop solutions, more imperative.

“The next four years promise to be transformative, and U.S. chemical and plastic resin manufacturers intend to lead by example. Instead of disagreement and discord, ACC and its members look forward to forging new relations that enable our industry to continue to innovate and create American jobs. Where there has been inequality, we intend to double down on our values to help support policies, programs, and people that enable the continued contributions of chemistry to our society through diversity, inclusiveness and respect.”

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