The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) recently announced it applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its continued bipartisan effort in moving forward the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576), reportedly the most credible legislative effort to reform the nation’s chemical control laws since the Toxic Substances Control Act was enacted in 1976.

“SOCMA commends Congressman John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) for their bipartisan leadership to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act,” said William E. Allmond, vice president of Government and Public Relations. “This legislation is a remarkable improvement over current law because it improves the parts of TSCA most stakeholders agree have badly fallen short, while maintaining areas of the statute that have worked well.

“We now encourage the full House of Representatives to quickly pass this important legislation that will not only help restore public confidence in our nation’s chemical control laws and the everyday products made possible by specialty chemical manufacturers, but will also serve as a model for improving other nations’ chemical risk management programs.”

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