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House Panel Advances Asbestos, PFAS Bills On Primarily Partisan Vote

September 26, 2019
A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel has advanced on a primarily partisan basis a bill to ban all uses of asbestos and a package of 13 bills to deal with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), though one PFAS bill drew broad bipartisan support and Republicans said they are open to negotiating with Democrats on several others before a full committee vote. “I had hoped that, at this point, members of the committee on both sides of the aisle would...


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