Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the statement below in response to a letter from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the largest public health coalition which includes 450 organizations, to take up the House TSCA bill (H.R. 2576) on the Senate floor.

Senator Boxer said:  “I have reviewed the letter released by the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition of 450 public health organizations, and it confirms my view that taking up H.R. 2578, with a few additional changes, is the best approach for meaningful TSCA reform.  I agree with the coalition that the House bill ‘is clearer and more concise and would be more appropriate to use as the vehicle for changes as the process moves forward.’”

Link to the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families letter here.