SOCMA Offers Condolences in Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) today offers its condolences to the family and professional Senate staff of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), who died this morning at the age of 89.

"Senator Lautenberg — a World War II veteran, successful businessman and formidable voice of the U.S. Senate — leaves behind a remarkable record as a public servant," said Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA's President and CEO.

"We will remember Senator Lautenberg's dedication and continued efforts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, especially the bipartisan agreement he recently reached with Senator Vitter and many of his fellow senators," he said.  "We are confident that one of his last pieces of legislation, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013, will proceed and serve as a legacy to his passion for this issue."

About SOCMA

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. For more information, visit www.SpecialtyManufacturing.org.

Contact:
Jenny Gaines
Manager, PR & Media
(202) 721-4123
gainesj@socma.com

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates



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