Our bill is the only chemical reform bill 'on the playing field,' Vitter says

Sen. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterBiden inaugural committee to refund former senator's donation due to foreign agent status Bottom line Lysol, Charmin keep new consumer brand group lobbyist busy during pandemic MORE (R-La.) said the bill he’s co-sponsored with Sen. Tom UdallTom UdallSenate swears-in six new lawmakers as 117th Congress convenes We can achieve our democratic ideals now by passing the For the People Act Haaland nomination generates excitement in Native American communities MORE (D-N.M.) to reform the nation’s chemical laws is the only legislation “on the playing field.”

“Our co-sponsors, Democrats and Republicans, continue to grow,” he said during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday. “The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is the only realistic shot we have at reforming a very outdated and broken system.”

Committee Chair Jim InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack Republican senators now regret not doing more to contain Trump MORE (R-Okla.) said TSCA will not be reformed without bipartisan support and input from stakeholders. Though opponents have accused the Udall-Vitter bill of being legislation generated by industry, Inhofe noted that no one from industry was testifying at Wednesday’s hearing.


“Not because no one from industry supports the bill,” he said. “The majority has chosen witnesses to focus on the health and environmental impacts of the bill.”

But Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerTrump administration halting imports of cotton, tomatoes from Uighur region of China Biden inaugural committee to refund former senator's donation due to foreign agent status Questions and answers about the Electoral College challenges MORE (D-Calif.), who introduced a competing bill with Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyFive centrist Democrats oppose Pelosi for Speaker in tight vote David Sirota: Democrats gave away leverage in forcing vote on ,000 checks Sanders to slow down NDAA veto override in bid to get vote on K checks proposal MORE (D-Mass.) to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), said she’s never seen such opposition to the Udall-Vitter bill.

She then had her staff stand will posters listing all the of the opposing groups.

“I know you can’t read them all, but there are 450 organizations,” she said.

A few of the names she read aloud included the Environmental Working Group, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, the American Nurses Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.