U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, (R-IL) who chairs the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee, recently celebrated the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act becoming law.
“It took some time, but with perseverance and dedication, we can finally fly the W on chemical safety reform,” Upton said.
The act, which modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), was recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, following years of bipartisan effort from both houses of Congress. This law has long been a legislative priority for the committee.
“Getting TSCA reform signed into law demonstrates that, when we work together, Congress can still accomplish great things on behalf of the American people,” Shimkus said. “This law will protect consumers and the environment while giving industry the certainty they need to grow and create jobs.”