New US Congressional PFAS Task Force Formed

On January 23, 2019, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers announced the formation of the Congressional PFAS Task Force to address issues concerning perfluoro and polyfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS). The Task Force is being organized by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mi) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa). The initial membership of the Task Force includes at least 20 Members of Congress.

“Each week, more PFAS chemical contamination sites are being identified across the country. Hundreds of communities are already affected by this growing public health threat, and Congress must do more to address PFAS contamination. That’s why Republicans and Democrats are teaming up to create the PFAS Task Force, where Members of Congress can work together to advocate for policies and funding to better protect the communities we represent impacted by PFAS contamination. Every American deserves to know that their drinking water is safe and that the community they live in is safe from chemical contamination. I’m proud to launch this PFAS Task Force along with Congressman Fitzpatrick and glad that so many of our colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, have already joined our efforts,” Congressman Kildee said.

For more information, see the press release at:

https://dankildee.house.gov/media/press-releases/reps-kildee-fitzpatrick-launch-congressional-pfas-task-force

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