Sweeping Bill Controlling PFAS Heads Towards House Floor

June 23, 2021, 11:45 PM

A House committee approved with a 33 to 20 vote Wednesday legislation that would use multiple laws to restrict some “forever chemicals” and obtain further information to decide on others.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the PFAS Action Act of 2021 (H.R. 2467) with the support of three Republicans, all of whom are from states where PFAS-contaminated drinking water is a hot-button topic.

An anticipated floor vote on the bill is not scheduled, according to an aide for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). But the bill’s co-sponsor Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has said she anticipates ...

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