The Senate on Thursday put off further action for weeks on its mammoth defense authorization bill that has become a battleground for efforts to address exposure to PFAS. But the Senate’s $740.5 billion fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 4049), which the chamber is to return to after a two-plus week recess for the July 4 holiday, will have to be reconciled with a House defense bill. The House version now has stronger PFAS provisions.
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It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill and in other activities regarding toxic contamination at military installations. Here’s what you missed.
Touted to “streamline approvals for critical medicines and get life-saving cures to cancer patients more quickly” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the 21st Century Cures Act is heading for the Senate.
As an American citizen, it is our right to vote for the leaders that determine our policies, laws and justice. At Civilian Exposure, we encourage you to exercise that right. While we do not endorse any one candidate, we encourage you to think critically about each candidate in each race. Think about their policies, their positions and their support for military and civilians that engage in the work and duties aboard military bases in your area each and every day. Look at their records on the healthcare, the environment, contamination issues, veterans’ affairs, the military, workplace safety, clean water and the many other issues that are important to you.