WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today applauds the House of Representatives for passage of compromise legislation for reforming the nation's chemical control law – the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan issued the following statement on the House vote on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act:
"This is a truly historic moment for a major piece of environmental legislation. SOCMA and the specialty chemical companies that we represent have been longtime stakeholders in the TSCA reform debate. We applaud the leadership of Congressmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Shimkus (R-IL) for their overwhelming success in improving the current law while recognizing the need to protect chemical innovation made possible by SOCMA's members. SOCMA looks forward to swift passage in the Senate and President Obama's signature on this final bill."
Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. www.socma.com.
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