Bloomberg Law
July 1, 2020, 7:57 PM

House Panel Adds PFAS Language as Senate Spars on Defense Bill

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

The Senate wrangled on Wednesday over which amendments to debate in its annual defense bill even as a House committee moved to strengthen its version to address exposure to PFAS, the so-called “forever” chemicals used in consumer products and firefighting foam.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has tried to make quick work this week of the $740.5 billion fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 4049), which includes modest provisions on PFAS. The must-pass measure has become a battleground over efforts to strengthen regulation of PFAS and help communities fighting contamination of their drinking water.

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