WASHINGTON, June 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today welcomes passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) by the U.S. House of Representatives ? a historic milestone in the effort to reform the nation's chemical control law on two levels. Not only is today's vote the first ever by the entire House chamber on Toxic Substances Control Act reform, but it is also remarkable to see such broad support for a piece of environmental legislation.
The bipartisan bill addresses key shortcomings of the status quo, while maintaining areas of the statute that work well or could work better.
"SOCMA has long awaited significant movement in Congress to reform our nation's chemical control law and restore public confidence in our industry," said William E. Allmond, SOCMA Vice President of Government and Public Relations. "And with today's passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 by the House of Representatives, we believe Congress is just steps away from making TSCA reform a reality.
"We commend Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Energy and Commerce Committee leadership for their bipartisan process and swift action on moving the TSCA Modernization Act forward," Allmond said. "This is by far the most credible piece of legislation to reform TSCA since it was enacted in 1976."
SOCMA now looks forward to a similar outcome in the Senate in the near future.
SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. For more information, please visit www.socma.com.
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