Latest Issues & Advocacy News

Top-Notch Lineup of Federal Agency, Hill Staff Highlight Committee Week

Many SOCMA members are in Washington, DC, this week for Committee Week 2014, meeting with high-level officials from federal agencies and congressional committees, as well as subject-matter experts and members of other trade associations, about issues important to the specialty chemical industry...

New Speakers Confirmed for SOCMA's Committee Week

Don't miss an opportunity to provide input on priority issues for 2015, as well as hear from government officials and SOCMA staff on topics relevant to the specialty chemical industry, during SOCMA's Committee Week, October 27-30...

New Compliance Aid for CMAS Available to SOCMA Members

SOCMA's Audit Protocol for the Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule is now available for SOCMA members. It can be found on the Air Issues page, as well as the Compliance Assistance Products page, both within the Government Relations section of the SOCMA website...

Polysciences Hosts Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick

During the August 18 visit to the Warrington, PA, facility, the Congressman met with management team members to learn about Polysciences and how the company is supporting the local economy through its continued growth and hiring of local employees...

Congressman Dave Joyce Visits Gabriel Performance Products

Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH) visited Gabriel Performance Products in Ashtabula, OH, August 12 to learn more about the facility and the specialty chemical industry…

New Edition of Capitol Connect Available Online

The latest edition of Capitol Connect, our quarterly newsletter that provides updates on SOCMA's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, is now available online.

SOCMA President Shares Insight on TSCA Reform in Radio Interview

As part of SOCMA’s ongoing advocacy effort to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), SOCMA President and CEO Larry Sloan participated in a live radio interview last Tuesday on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher. You can listen to the interview by clicking here...

Bosley Testifies on 2nd Draft of Chemicals in Commerce Act

Boron Specialties President Dr. Beth Bosley is no stranger to Capitol Hill. Bosley returned to Washington for the third time this year to testify on SOCMA’s behalf before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy Tuesday, April 28, to discuss the second iteration of the draft Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA)...

SOCMA Members Meet with Nearly 120 Congressional Offices During Fly-In

More than 40 SOCMA members from across the country met with nearly 120 congressional offices during SOCMA CONNECT’s 7th Annual Washington Fly-In, Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, making it one of the largest SOCMA Fly-In events ever...

SOCMA Meets with White House OMB on Definition of Solid Waste Rule

SOCMA met with the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 11 to discuss the pending Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. Joined by ACC, SOCMA utilized the opportunity to stress the issues our members care most about...

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