SOCMA Members to Promote the Specialty Chemical Industry on Capitol Hill

During this year's 11th Annual Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In, SOCMA is taking a new approach to maximize the opportunities for its members to impact policy in Washington, D.C. As the industry continues to grow and become more innovative, it is important for Members of Congress to understand the substantial contributions specialty chemistry makes to the U.S. economy and standard of living, as well as other intricate details that make the industry so unique. 

The Fly-In will also include meetings with congressional committee and agency staff; both will allow SOCMA members to directly influence the future direction of policies affecting the industry. Interaction with these decision makers will provide a powerful forum to shape the implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), passage of tariff relief legislation, and other policies that affect the operations and profitability of specialty chemical companies. 

The support of SOCMA members on Capitol Hill has resulted in the following past SOCMA Fly-In victories:

2016 - The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
2015 - The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act
2015 - Renewal of the Generalized system of Preferences (GSP) Program
2014 - The CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act

Take a closer look below at some of the important facts about the specialty and fine chemical industry that will be shared on Capitol Hill June 5-6. This is an exciting opportunity for the specialty chemical industry to speak as one voice and tell its story, so come join us! 

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