Following last week’s congressional override of President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Household & Commercial Products Association applauds Congress for passing the measure into law. An annual defense policy bill, this year’s NDAA includes the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development (R&D) Act, which directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy to organize an interagency entity that is responsible for coordinating federal programs and activities in support of sustainable chemistry.

“HCPA has been a long-time advocate of the Sustainable Chemistry R&D Act, and we are proud that Congress decided to pursue this important piece of legislation,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, HCPA. “Sustainable chemistry is focused on conserving resources and minimizing the use of hazardous substances in chemical processes – a change consumer and commercial customers have been increasingly seeking from manufacturers. HCPA would like to thank Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI), former Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE) for their support of this bipartisan bill, which culminated in an important law that will help spur innovation in chemical technologies and be beneficial for consumers, workers, the household and commercial products industry, and the U.S. economy.”

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