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May 14, 2015 11:17 AM

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American Cleaning Institute Statement:
House TSCA Modernization Act

Washington, DC, May 14, 2015 – The U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, led by Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) and Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY), is advancing legislation to strengthen and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) released the following statement on the progress of that bipartisan House legislation:

"We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of Chairman Shimkus and Ranking Member Tonko in moving along the TSCA Modernization Act," said Ernie Rosenberg, ACI President & CEO. "The support of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) are strong indicators of positive action by the full committee.

"Along with the progress on bipartisan legislation in the Senate, action in the House sets us further on the path to passing a more effective law to govern chemicals in commerce.

"A stronger federal chemical law should reflect progress in science and technology and advance further innovations. A well designed, updated law can further enable our industry’s ongoing work to develop and innovate more sustainable cleaning products."

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI ( and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.