Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean is calling on lawmakers to honor the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., by passing his pending bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act. Updates to chemical regulations are urgently needed because "as some states and major retailers step up to fill the void left by a hamstrung federal authority, the chemical industry is increasingly facing an inconsistent and unpredictable web of regulations across the country," Kean writes. He notes many chemical industry firms support the Lautenberg-Vitter bill.

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