Udall, Vitter reach deal on revamped TSCA bill, draw 3 key sponsors
Lawmakers announced an agreement late yesterday on a series of changes to a bipartisan chemical safety bill that won the support of three additional Democratic senators who sit on the committee set to vote on the bill today.
Perplexing longtime allies, son of legendary environmentalist defends negotiations with chemicals industry
Staffers at Sen. Tom Udall's office are still unpacking boxes from a recent move from the senator's old digs just steps from the offices of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and it's not the only way the two lawmakers have drifted apart this year. Udall's embrace of bipartisan chemical safety legislation, which he co-sponsored with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), has brought criticism from Boxer and other opponents, and has bewildered some of his traditional supporters, who count on him to uphold a long-standing family legacy of environmentalism.