ACC Letter to House and Senate Committees on TSCA FY23 Budget 

Congress modernized the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 2016 with the stated goals of better science, more federal authority to protect against unreasonable risk of injury to health and the environment, and the exercise of that authority in such a way that does not impede unduly or create unnecessary economic barriers to technological innovation.1 Six years into implementation of this law, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is concerned that the TSCA program is failing to meet these goals. Continued failure could lead to major supply constraints on critical chemicals and applications, including but not limited to semiconductors, electric vehicles, pharmaceuticals, climate-friendly refrigerants, medical devices and water treatment. We respectfully request Congress reengage on TSCA before it is too late.

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As President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Chris is responsible for advancing ACC’s mission to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing.

Chris has been named by The Hill as one of Washington, DC’s “Top Lobbyists” and by the Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Most Influential People” for representing the U.S. business of chemistry and its customers within the halls of Congress.

Prior to joining ACC in 2019, Chris served as President and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute, president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, and president of the Contract Services Association. He began his career on Capitol Hill, including time as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY).

Chris earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University in New York.

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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the multibillion-dollar business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products, technologies and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health, safety and security performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy addressing major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. ACC members and chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development, and are advancing products, processes and technologies to address climate change, enhance air and water quality, and progress toward a more sustainable, circular economy.

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