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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

HR 2576 - Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: No

May 24, 2016
Vote Notes on Legislation

HR 2576 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: No.  This is a well-intentioned bill that accomplishes the opposite of what it is designed to do.  Its purpose is to expedite and standardize the evaluation of toxic chemicals.  Instead, it grants sweeping new powers to the EPA, removes the consideration of cost when conducting a risk evaluation, removes the “least burdensome regulation required” standard from current law, increases the fees charged to businesses and still allows states to adopt more stringent standards.  Thus, it greatly increases the burdens on low-regulatory states without easing the burdens on high-regulatory states.