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WASHINGTON (May 26, 2016) – Momentum for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) came to a grinding halt today when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) objected to a unanimous consent request from U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe  (R-Okla.) to vote on H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.”

In response the American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement:

“We are sincerely disappointed that Senator Paul has decided to stand in the way of efforts to provide greater certainty and clarity to industry while holding EPA to strict accountability and transparency requirements. Senator Paul’s decision to block final passage of legislation to bring chemical regulation into the 21st century is putting the brakes on common sense policy that will have far-reaching benefits for America’s economy and public health. We hope Senator Paul will quickly reconsider his position.”

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