Safe Chemicals Act passes in Senate committee
Congress takes a key first step to reform our toxic chemicals law for the first time in almost 40 years.
Wed, Jul 25 2012 at 11:23 AM
History was made just moments ago as the Safe Chemicals Act
was voted on for the first time in 36 years, and it passed in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The act would reform the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act and for the first time would give the Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs to keep dangerous chemicals out of our products.
Today's committee vote was a first step, but a very important one, in ensuring that this bill soon becomes law. As expected, senators voted along party lines, with all Democrats supporting and all Republicans opposing the measure.
Please take a moment to thank the following senators for their support of the Safe Chemicals Act, and let your own senator know that when this bill comes in front of the full Senate, you hope to see his or her support as well.
Big thanks go out to:
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