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E&C Announces Environmental Hearing on Fulfilling the Promise of TSCA Reform

Oct 20, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on Wednesday, October 27, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “TSCA and Public Health: Fulfilling the Promise of the Lautenberg Act.”

“The Frank L. Lautenberg Act made crucial reforms to TSCA that improve how the federal government protects Americans from dangerous chemicals, and now we must ensure those reforms are implemented effectively and honestly,” said Pallone and Tonko. “Unfortunately, during the last administration chemical risk evaluations were skewed in favor of industry to the detriment of workers and communities. We must protect consumers from exposure to toxic substances and ensure the Environmental Protection Agency is using the tools Congress granted it to protect public health.  We look forward to discussing the implementation of this important law and hearing more about EPA’s efforts to get TSCA back on track.”

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in-person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. 

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum and a link to the live webcast, will be posted HERE as it becomes available.