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Talking TSCA: Updating the Law for the 21st Century

Dirksen Senate Office Building (Room SD-562)
Constitution Avenue NE & First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) and the Bipartisan Policy Center came together for a Bridge-Builder discussion about the nation’s chemical safety law, the Toxic Substance Control Act. At nearly 40 years old, TSCA (pronounced TOSCA) has been rendered ineffective by court decisions and is in need of serious reform. This year, it just might get one. Both the House Energy and Commerce Committee as well as the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have reported bipartisan bills.

BPC hosted a bicameral, bipartisan dialogue where Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative John Shimkus (R-IL) provide their views on why TSCA needs updating, and what the next steps are toward modernizing this important law.

BPC’s Bridge-Builder Series highlights the institutions and individuals who are crossing party lines and developing solutions to the critical challenges facing our country.



Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment

Representative John Shimkus (R-IL)
Chairman, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Economy


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