On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, President Obama signed H.R.2576, the” Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”.

“The Lautenberg Act has received unprecedented support from industry and manufacturers to environmentalist groups alike. The $8 billion chemical industry fuels our nation’s manufacturing sector and represents a huge facet of our economy. This law will protect and support millions of domestic jobs and spur economic growth for decades to come by providing regulatory certainty to encourage new manufacturing investment here at home, on American soil. It will safeguard interstate commerce while also protecting public health; it will strengthen transparency and oversight – holding EPA accountable to Congress and the American people – while also protecting small business from bureaucratic hurdles and burdensome mandates. The Lautenberg Act is long overdue, as it is the first major environmental reform to be enacted in over a quarter century.

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