WASHINGTON – Late Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee voted to include important measures to protect public health from toxic PFAS chemicals in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the legislation that funds the Department of Defense.
Washington, DC—Citing her record on PFAS chemicals and asbestos, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) yesterday announced they would oppose President Trump’s nomination of Nancy Beck to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
As we all navigate the rapid changes and uncertainty of this challenging time, the need to keep our social distance has certainly altered the way we work—but it has not changed the urgency of the work that we do to protect Americans’ health from toxic chemicals.
If anything, we know it’s now more important than ever – people whose immune systems are compromised because they are suffering from cancers and other underlying illnesses that have been connected to toxic chemicals (like PFAS) are among the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
But we heard loud and clear last week: the Trump administration is not letting up on its anti-regulatory agenda during the pandemic.