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House approves bipartisan chemical regulation bill providing first update in 4 decades

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The House vote, 398-1, moves the bill to the Senate, where a similar measure awaits a floor vote after winning approval from a Senate committee.

Both bills would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that now are unregulated. The bills also would offer protections for people, such as pregnant women, children and workers, who are vulnerable to the effects of chemicals and set deadlines for the Environmental Protection Agency to act.

If enacted into law, the bill would be the first significant update to Toxic Substances Control Act since the law was adopted in 1976.

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