Earlier this week, the House voted to pass the PFAS Action Act which will require comprehensive regulation of PFAS. Included in the bill is my amendment, cosponsored by Congressman Rouzer, that would clarify the requirements of the grant program to ensure that communities that are already investing money to address PFAS contamination, including local governments in North Carolina, can still benefit from the program.
PFAS are “forever chemicals” that are detected in everything from water to soil to air. In North Carolina, chemical companies have polluted the Cape Fear River with PFAS for years, resulting in serious health consequences for local residents. I am working with my colleague Congressman Hudson to fix this.