Senator Joe Donnelly

Donnelly-Led Effort to Provide Funding to Implement Trevor’s Law One Step Closer to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that, in part, included a bipartisan Donnelly provision, added as an amendment last month with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), that would provide $1 million in funding for the implementation of Trevor’s Law. Donnelly has been pressing the Administration to fully implement Trevor’s Law and provide communities, like Franklin in Johnson Country, with assistance in the investigation of potential cancer clusters. The legislation is due to be debated in the House of Representatives next week before heading to President Trump’s desk.

Donnelly said, “Hoosier children deserve the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future. This funding will help implement Trevor’s Law, which will provide us with the opportunity to update and improve how federal, state, local governments, and the public work together to investigate and address potential cancer clusters. I’m proud of the bipartisan work the Senate has done to move another step closer to getting this across the finish line.”

Last month, Donnelly spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of supporting efforts to make sure Hoosiers have confidence their communities are safe.

Trevor’s Law was passed as part of the bipartisan Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016. Trevor’s Law was designed to provide federal agencies with the authority to help conduct investigations and to take the necessary actions to help address the factors that may contribute to the creation of cancer clusters. The law, when fully implemented, is intended to better enable federal agencies to coordinate with state and local agencies and the public.

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