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Draft TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 Sails through House Committee

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy recently held a markup hearing, easily passing the second iteration of the draft...

TSCA Reform Bill Voted out of Senate Committee in 15-5 Vote

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, or S. 697 passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Tuesday in a 15-5 vote and will now move to the Senate floor for a vote by the full chamber.

TSCA and Trade Top Issues During SOCMA Fly-In

Nearly 40 SOCMA members met face-to-face with lawmakers and their staff in almost 100 meetings on Capitol Hill during SOCMA's Eighth Annual Washington Fly-In last week in Washington, DC. The Fly-In is an opportunity for industry representatives to influence the direction of chemical policy through face-to-face meetings with lawmakers and their staff.

Don't Miss Opportunity to Meet Face-to-Face with Lawmakers at SOCMA Fly-In

SOCMA's Annual Washington Fly-In, set for April 21-22, 2015, provides the perfect opportunity for our members to meet face-to-face with members of Congress and their staffs and advocate on behalf of their company and the specialty chemical industry.

SOCMA President Shares Industry Optimism, Challenges on Day 2 of GlobalChem

SOCMA President Larry Sloan kicked off Day 2 of the Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem) Wednesday in Baltimore, MD, sharing the specialty chemical industry's optimism about the future and the challenges it faces for future growth. He also renewed the call for Congress to reform the aging Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

SOCMA Joins Manufacturing Community in Calling on Congress to Pass MTB

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) joined 91 companies and business organizations in sending a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan urging them to move forward on consideration of a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).

SOCMA Calls on Congress to Consider Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

SOCMA joined several hundred other trade associations and industry representatives in sending a letter to Congressional leadership calling on them to consider and pass bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.

Listen to the Latest SOCMA Podcast!

SOCMA's Vice President of Government and Public Relations, William Allmond offers additional insight into the 2015 State of the Union Address in the latest SOCMA podcast!

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 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...

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