The House plans to vote next week on legislation to label PFAS as hazardous, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced.
“Many of us were deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans blocked the inclusion of provisions in the NDAA conference report to clean up communities affected by PFAS contamination and protect Americans from these harmful ‘forever’ chemicals, which can cause cancer and other serious health problems,” Hoyer wrote Monday in a memo to other lawmakers. “When that language was excluded, I vowed to bring the PFAS Action Act to the floor for a vote when the House reconvened in January, and I am proud to make good on that pledge.”
The legislation directs the Environmental Protection Agency to consider the chemicals hazardous to expedite cleanup.
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