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Committee Continues Work to Reform Chemical Management, Boost Transparency at the FCC


05.29.15

WASHIGNTON, DC –The Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, June 2, at 5:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider legislation that aims to reform chemical management and modernize and reform a key federal agency. Members will convene for opening statements only on Tuesday and reconvene to consider the legislation Wednesday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m.

The bills to be considered are:

H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act, authored by Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY), full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ). The landmark bill is a bipartisan effort to bring reform to the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act. The legislation will improve the protection of human health and the environment, help better facilitate interstate and international commerce, and provide the public greater confidence in the safety of American-made chemicals and the products that contain them. Learn more about H.R. 2576 here.

H.R. 2583, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, authored by Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), aims to bring much-needed transparency, accountability, and predictability to the FCC. This legislation builds upon the committee’s years-long work to improve the FCC and open its doors to the American people and was approved by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee by voice vote.

The Majority Memorandum, legislation, and amendments will be available here as they are posted.

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