12.17.15

Burr on Conservation Fund and Senate Passage of Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act:

“As a co-sponsor and longtime supporter of the Lautenberg bill, I applaud the tireless efforts of Senators Inhofe and Udall to finally update our chemical safety standards that keep Americans safe. I’m also pleased that we reached bipartisan agreement to extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund for three years after Congress let it expire at the end of September. This short-term reauthorization is a good starting point to get this important program back on its feet. LWCF is designed to protect our natural treasures for generations to come, and I will continue to fight for its permanent reauthorization.”