Senator David Vitter, the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)—historic legislation that will enhance public safety and promote innovation, economic growth, and job creation by American manufacturers.
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 needs reform to address new technology and to help the EPA better evaluate and approve chemicals for safe use in industry and products.
Senators from both sides of the aisle support the CSIA.
Concise overview of key elements of the bill.
Complete side-by-side comparison of the bill and current law.
Brief summary of the importance of the bill.
Chemistry is responsible for countless innovations that have made life safer, more fulfilling, and more convenient.
Full language of the legislation as introduced.
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“The partnership between Vitter and Lautenberg is exactly the sort of pragmatic policymaking that we must see more of in the halls of Congress. This bill will not only improve the health and safety of Americans, it could also restore some hope in the political and legislative process. This was a big deal.”
-Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA Administrator and former Governor of New Jersey