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May 24, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which strengthens federal oversight over the use of tens of thousands of chemicals in commercial use and contains provisions to minimize and in some cases replace animal testing to evaluate chemical safety. Following months of negotiations, Congress came to final terms on reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to modernize the scientific approach to chemical testing.
May 13, 2016
House Negotiators Urged to Include Provisions to Reduce Animal Testing in Final Toxic Substances Reform Package
As final discussions wind down on critical legislation on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform package, commonly known as The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, 39 House Democrats wrote a letter to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ, and urged him to incorporate all elements of the Senate-passed language on animal testing.
December 17, 2015
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the U.S. Senate for passing S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, by voice vote.
June 23, 2015
Animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients, and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, would be phased out under legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.