5/25/16 - Michigan Chemistry Council Applauds House Passage of Historic TSCA Reform Legislation

The Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) applauds the passage of historic legislation to update the nation’s chemical management system. On Tuesday, May 24th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R.  2576) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 403 to 12. The legislation received unanimous support from members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation.[1]

“This legislation is the result of years of tireless effort to bring America’s chemical management rules into the 21st century,” said John Dulmes, Executive Director of the MCC. “96 percent of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, and the new federal approach will provide more certainty to commerce and increased confidence in the safety of chemicals for consumers and the environment. We are grateful for the leadership of House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) as well as many others during this process, and we look forward to swift action soon by the Senate and President to make TSCA reform law.”

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is Michigan’s third-largest manufacturing sector, supporting nearly 120,000 Michigan jobs and generating $127 million in state and local taxes.

[1] Present and voting