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Statement by Congressman Boyle on NDAA PFAS Provisions Removal by Senate Republicans

December 5, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following Senate Republicans elimination of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) provisions within the National Defense Authorization Act:
"Once again, Senate Republicans have let the American public down by catering to special interests rather than the health and safety of the those they took an oath to represent," said Congressman Boyle. "The House did its job and passed meaningful PFAS protections in our version of the NDAA to protect our constituents and the environment. Now that Senate Republicans refused to negotiate in good faith, manufacturers of these dangerous chemicals are let off the hook, and people will continue to suffer as a result."
"Moving forward, Democrats in the House must continue to push our package of legislation that has critical PFAS protections, including my Protect Drinking Water from PFAS Act. Failure to act will continue to inflict dangerous consequences on communities struggling to deal with this crisis across the nation."