Vitter Announces Growing Support for Bipartisan TSCA Reform Bill
New groups supporting include National Hispanic Medical Association and five unions
April 15, 2014
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works
Committee, today announced additional support for the Chemical Safety
Improvement Act (CSIA), which he coauthored and introduced with the late Sen.
Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) has taken over as the
lead democratic Senator working with Vitter to further strengthen and improve
the bipartisan legislation to reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act
nation is currently regulating chemicals under a law that is 38 years old,
which is antiquated at best and in dire need of reform," said Vitter. "The
Chemical Safety Improvement Act is a carefully crafted compromise that provides
real opportunity to significantly overhaul a major environmental law for the
first time in decades, and I am proud to announce the support of additional
organizations from around the country."
CSIA is cosponsored by 12 Democrats and 13 Republicans. Additionally, two
previous senior EPA toxics officials under President's Obama and Bush have
lauded the bipartisan compromise legislation to reform the nation's chemical
laws. Click here to read more.
endorsements for this effort have also been provided
by the following organizations: