Chemicals in Commerce Act: Hearing Before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, March 12, 2014 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the March 12, 2014 hearing on "Chemicals in Commerce Act" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. From the opening statement of John Shimkus: "Over the past year we have participated in five hearings at which we've dug into TSCA [Toxic Substances Control Act], learning the issues section by section, and thinking about how we could make this law work better. In recent weeks we've had several conversations at the Member level. We've exchanged thoughts on where we can find common ground. Our staffs have sat down on a bipartisan basis for many hours to discuss the language before us in the Chemicals in Commerce Act. Those conversations have helped us understand each other's perspectives much better. That work is continuing and, I hope, will help us as Members to collaborate on a bill we can embrace going forward. Today we give a wide variety of stakeholders the chance to weigh in. We'll hear from big and small chemical makers, and from those who use chemicals to make consumer products. We'll hear from chemical distributors, labor unions, and other interest groups." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Shimkus, Fred Upton, Beth Bosley, Carolyn Duran, Connie DeFord, Roger Harris, James Stem, Jennifer Thomas, Mark Duvall, Michael Belliveau, Barry Cik, Anna Fendley, and Phillip J. Landrigan.
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