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More than 150 Industry Trade Groups Send Letter Supporting Bill

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2015) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today will begin  consideration of the "TSCA Modernization Act of 2015" (H.R. 2576), legislation to reform key aspects of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). A draft of the legislation recently passed out of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy by a 21-0 margin.

More than 150 trade organizations from the American Alliance for Innovation, representing tens of thousands of individual businesses from industries employing millions of Americans, sent a  letter to the Committee in support of H.R. 2576.

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

"We are grateful to Congressmen Upton, Shimkus, Pallone and Tonko for their leadership on this important issue and their unwavering commitment to advance legislation to modernize TSCA. 

"The inclusive, bipartisan process led by Congressman Shimkus with invaluable support from Congressmen Upton, Pallone and Tonko has resulted in an approach to TSCA reform that will build confidence in the U.S. chemical regulatory system, protect human health and the environment from significant risks, and meet the commercial and competitive interests of the U.S. chemical industry and the national economy.

"H.R. 2576 represents another significant milestone in the growing momentum in the House and the Senate to enact meaningful TSCA reform legislation this year.

"We are confident the Committee will approve the 'TSCA Modernization Act of 2015' and look forward to a vote on the bill by the full House before the Fourth of July recess."

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