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H.R.5820 Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 29, 2010 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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  • 74% of users support H.R.5820

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    • Environmental Defense Fund

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    • Construction Specialities, Inc.

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    • American Chemical Council

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    • Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 05, 2010, by klstclair - Politician's attempts to remove our ability to protect ourselves continues again. When not able to do it by direct means, they try to implement their policies by using administrative procedures. They incorrectly believe that Americans are not intelligent enough to identify these attempts for what they are. Bobby Rush, (D- ILL), introduced HR5820 to remove the exemption that blocked the EPA from banning ammunition under the Lead toxic substances ban. If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk... It is a skunk.

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      As noted by klstclair, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 05, 2010, "Politician's attempts to remove our ability to protect ourselves continues again. When not able to do it by direct means, they try to implement their policies by using administrative procedures. They incorrectly believe that Americans are not intelligent enough to identify these attempts for what they are. Bobby Rush, (D- ILL), introduced HR5820 to remove the exemption that blocked the EPA from banning ammunition under the Lead toxic substances ban. If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk... It is a skunk. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • muzafervb - On July 29, a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held - January 03, 2011 by muzafervb - On July 29, a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held the first hearing on legislation to overhaul the 34-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act. While the new legislation, The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (H.R. 5820), received strong ...

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      As noted by muzafervb on January 03, 2011, "On July 29, a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held the first hearing on legislation to overhaul the 34-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act. While the new legislation, The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (H.R. 5820), received strong ..." (http://muzafervb.livejournal.com/10447.html)
    • Weeds or Cancer? Long Islanders Want to Ban Toxic Chemicals in Our ... - December 30, 2010 by Village Tattler - Another email can be sent to our Congressman Steve Israel asking for his support of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 HR 5820, recently introduced by Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Henry Waxman (D-CA). ...

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      As noted by Village Tattler on December 30, 2010, "Another email can be sent to our Congressman Steve Israel asking for his support of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 HR 5820, recently introduced by Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Henry Waxman (D-CA). ..." (http://villagetattler.com/2010/12/31/weeds-or-cancer-long-islanders-want-to-ban-toxic-chemicals-in-our-towns/)
    • POISON IN YOUR WATER | Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in 89 Percent ... - December 30, 2010 by POISON IN YOUR WATER - Meanwhile, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (H.R. 5820), introduced in the House of Representatives this summer, specifically lists hexavalent chromium as a priority chemical for safety evaluation. EWG recommends that the EPA set a legal ...

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      As noted by POISON IN YOUR WATER on December 30, 2010, "Meanwhile, the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act (H.R. 5820), introduced in the House of Representatives this summer, specifically lists hexavalent chromium as a priority chemical for safety evaluation. EWG recommends that the EPA set a legal ..." (http://www.casociety.org/2010/12/cancer-causing-chemical-found-in-89-percent-of-cities-sampled/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Are Stronger Chemical Regulations Really Bad For Business? - August 09, 2010 by Mother Jones - In April, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced The Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that if passed would make sweeping changes to the 34-year old Toxic Substance Control Act. While the old law allowed chemicals to enter the market with little or no testing, the new one would force manufacturers to prove a chemical's safety before introducing it to the market.

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      As noted by Mother Jones on August 09, 2010, "In April, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced The Safe Chemicals Act, a bill that if passed would make sweeping changes to the 34-year old Toxic Substance Control Act. While the old law allowed chemicals to enter the market with little or no testing, the new one would force manufacturers to prove a chemical's safety before introducing it to the market." (http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/08/debate-over-safe-chemicals-act-working-class-has-much-lose?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motherjones%2FTheBlueMarble+%28Mother+Jones+|+The+Blue+Marble%29)
    • EWG’s Ken Cook Testifies On House Proposal to Reform Federal Chemicals Law - July 28, 2010 by Environmental Working Group - Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the subcommittee: My name is Kenneth A. Cook. I am the President and Co-Founder of Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, with offices in Ames,

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      As noted by Environmental Working Group on July 28, 2010, "Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the subcommittee: My name is Kenneth A. Cook. I am the President and Co-Founder of Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, with offices in Ames," (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/everything_ewg/~3/IqNLHYmrNwQ/ken-cook-proposal-to-reform-federal-chemicals-law)
    • EWG’s Ken Cook Testifies On House Proposal to Reform Federal Chemicals Law - July 28, 2010 by Environmental Working Group - Washington, D.C. –Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook testified today that reform legislation now before Congress “is essential to fixing our broken toxic chemicals policy.” “All of us are united by an inescapable and profoundly

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      As noted by Environmental Working Group on July 28, 2010, "Washington, D.C. –Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook testified today that reform legislation now before Congress “is essential to fixing our broken toxic chemicals policy.” “All of us are united by an inescapable and profoundly" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ewg_newsfeed/~3/gqQW9QFWXJs/EWG_Testifies_On_House_Chemical_Reform_Bill)
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