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Key Senate Republican Opposes Democrats’ Bill Banning Asbestos Uses

June 10, 2022 at 5:13 PM
A top Republican on the Senate environment committee is strongly opposing Democrats’ latest bill to ban asbestos uses, arguing during a June 9 hearing that OSHA and EPA should address the material’s risks through rulemaking instead of legislation, in a sign the measure faces an uphill battle to win bipartisan support needed to break any filibuster. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s (EPW) chemical safety panel and the only Republican to attend...

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