TODAY: Bipartisan Senators, Leaders in Industry, Environment, Moms, Doctors, Sportsmen and More to Urge Passage of Chemical Safety Reform at Press Conference
Attendees to call on Congress to pass Lautenberg Act
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. ET, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.); Bonnie Lautenberg, widow of former Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and supporters of chemical safety reform will hold a press conference on the U.S. Capitol grounds to call on Congress to pass the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Supporters at the press conference will include Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Also attending: Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp; National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'Mara; Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund; Cynthia Pellegrini, March of Dimes Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs; Dr. Neal Barnard, President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Anna J. Wildeman, Policy Counsel and Committee Executive on Environment & Agriculture for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Ross Eisenberg, Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy of the National Association of Manufacturers; Cal Dooley, President of American Chemical Council; Jennifer Thomas, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs for Auto Alliance; and Khary Cauthen, Senior Director of Federal Relations for American Petroleum Institute.
The bipartisan Lautenberg bill would overhaul the nation's broken chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA), which turns 39 on Oct. 11. The proposal is named for the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who long pushed to reform TSCA. It currently has the support of 60 senators from 38 states and is ready for a vote on the Senate floor immediately. Participants will wish TSCA an "unhappy birthday" and urge Congress not to let TSCA turn 40 without being reformed.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
WHAT: Press Conference to urge Congress to pass the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
TIME: 11 a.m. ET
WHERE: U.S. Senate Swamp (located on the grass across the drive from the East Senate steps)
For more information on the Lautenberg Act, please visit the one-stop-shop for TSCA information here: https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/tsca