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House, Senate Bills Would Ban Military Purchases of PFAS Goods

June 29, 2020, 4:13 PM

A bipartisan House bill and a minority-led Senate bill propose prohibiting the Department of Defense from buying dental floss, sunscreen, cookware and other products containing so-called forever chemicals, or PFAS.

Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) will introduce the legislation, to be named the “PFAS-Free Military Purchasing Act.” Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will introduce companion legislation, Slotkin announced Monday.

  • Slotkin and Turner also will propose the restriction through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act during its markup in the House Armed Services Committee this week.
  • The prohibition would include items known ...