Bicameral, Bipartisan Leaders Finalizing TSCA Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of Senate and House leaders issued the following statement today announcing that they are finalizing TSCA reform legislation:
 
“House and Senate negotiators are finalizing a TSCA reform bill that represents an improvement over both the House and Senate bills in key respects. Current federal law only provides very limited protection. We are hopeful that Congress will be taking action soon on reforming this important environmental law.” 
 
The announcement was made by the following: 
  • U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee
  • U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), lead Democrat sponsor of S.697
  • U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), lead Republican sponsor of S.697
  • U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and Economy for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and sponsor of H.R. 2576
  • U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of EPW Committee
  • U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), chairman of EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
  • U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), ranking member of EPW Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
  • U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
  • U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
  • U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
  • U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore-Capito (R-W.Va.)