Moolenaar and Lipinski Applaud Signing of TSCA Overhaul

June 22, 2016
Press Release

Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the first overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act in 40 years. The legislation passed the House of Representatives on May 24 on a 403-12 vote and it was approved by the Senate on June 7 by voice vote.

Congressmen John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Chemistry Caucus, supported the legislation in the House and released the following statement praising the new law:

“With President Obama's signature today, America’s Toxic Substances Control Act is updated for the first time in 40 years. This is a tremendous bipartisan accomplishment and it represents what can be done when leaders in Washington work together. This new law strengthens environmental protections for all Americans, recognizes the value of more than 800,000 people employed in the chemical industry and keeps America as the world leader in research and innovation.”