ACC Comments on the President's 2014 State of the Union Address

Jan 28, 2014, 19:34 ET from American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), issued the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union address:

"As President Obama embarks on his 'year of action,' we hope he will remember that promoting innovation is one of the most effective ways to grow our economy, create opportunity and transform society. The President can demonstrate his support for America's innovators and manufacturers in an immediate and tangible way by supporting the bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), sponsored by Senators Tom Udall and David Vitter. By lending his support to the CSIA, the President will help ensure American manufacturers can continue to expand, generate economic activity and create thousands of good-paying jobs all across the country."

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $770 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for twelve percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.

SOURCE American Chemistry Council