Category: National

Senate Committee Approves “Safe Chemicals Act”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has approved the “Safe Chemicals Act,” which was introduced last year by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). The legislation is intended to protect Americans from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products.

OPINION: A Nice Little Gift From Obamacare Directly To You

I’ve often said the U.S. health care system is so complex that trying to understand it makes your hair hurt. Case in point: the Affordable Care Act runs more than 2,000 pages. I’ll grant you that it’s a massive piece of legislation — but lawmakers felt that’s what was needed to fix at least some of the problems that resulted from the helter-skelter way our health care system developed.