U.S. Chamber Praises Reform of Chemical Management Law

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:45am

‘Compromise provides a significant opportunity to modernize the system for the 21st Century,’ Says Josten

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement lauding Congressional compromise on legislation reforming the “Toxic Substances Control Act”:

“The House and Senate compromise to update the 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act goes a long way to providing businesses with much needed clarity and certainty by facilitating a more predictable federal regulatory program. We applaud House and Senate members and staff for wrapping up negotiations, and we urge them to complete final refinements and improvements as expeditiously as possible.

“The Chamber has been working for years toward TSCA reform, along with a broad coalition, and we believe this compromise provides a significant opportunity to modernize the system for the 21st Century. Americans deserve a working regulatory framework that is fair for everyone and takes into account the views of communities and businesses. This TSCA reform bill will get us closer to that goal, while protecting American jobs and promoting growth.”