Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is blocking the unanimous consent vote on legislation to overhaul the nation's primary chemicals law today, a key Senate leadership office told Bloomberg BNA today.
Bloomberg confirmed that information by talking with Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). Paul's spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.
The bill, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), would update the core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, has joined Democrats on the Senate floor today to push for passage of the bill that sailed through the House 403-12 on Tuesday.
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