The Hill article The House is considering a bill that would delay a federal regulation requiring chemical labels to state whether the product contains the banned ingredient.
The rule requires chemicals to list the ingredients in a single sentence, as opposed to two or three sentences.
The measure would also require the Environmental Protection Agency to notify states of any new regulations.
The legislation, H.R. 431, was introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).
The measure is a response to the EPA’s use of its power under the Clean Air Act to require chemical manufacturers to list banned chemicals on labels.
The EPA has said the rule was needed to ensure that consumers know whether the chemicals they purchase have been linked to health hazards.
The bill would also block the EPA from requiring manufacturers to use a single chemical ingredient in a product, instead of allowing manufacturers to include a combination of chemicals.
The House could vote on the measure later this month.
The House is also considering a measure that would block the Environmental Defense Fund from funding new research into alternative ways to reduce the impact of air pollution.
The fund is funded by the American Chemistry Council and is known for funding research on chemical contaminants and toxic chemicals.