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Where in the World is Larry Sloan?

Posted: 10/16/14 at 8:18 AM

By Austin Alderdice, Assistant Manager, Marketing

In the third edition of 2014’s “Where in the World is Larry Sloan?” we look at SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan’s July, August and September travel.

The last three months included a whirlwind of events for Sloan. July kicked off with SOCMA affiliate BPSA’s (Bio-Process Systems Alliance) International Single-Use Summit in Washington, DC, followed by the Chemical Sector Security Summit & Expo, co-funded by SOCMA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in Baltimore, MD. Sloan addressed the audiences at both events, leading off with opening remarks on day one of the Chemical Sector Security Summit.

Though busy in July, August is when Sloan really hit the road. On August 6, he took off for the Chicago area, meeting with member companies <...

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Posted: 10/13/14 at 11:57 AM

Revamped SOCMA CONNECT Website Serves as Elections and Grassroots Resource

By Dan Moss, Senior Manager, Government Relations
Interested in the upcoming elections but a bit overwhelmed by the barrage of ads, mailers and phone calls?  Not sure what to do in order to register to vote, or where to vote?  Want to learn more about your particular Member of Congress and his or her opponent?  
Just in time for the 2014 mid-term elections, the SOCMA advocacy team has updated SOCMA CONNECT, the website for its grassroots program.  SOCMA CONNECT is designed to help you navigate the elections process and gain a better understanding of what it means to the U.S. specialty chemical industry.
The website is a centralized resource for tools and information about the upcoming election and includes the following features: 

The ‘Curious’ Timing of Boxer’s TSCA Counterproposal

Posted: 10/06/14 at 11:12 AM


By Dan Newton, Senior Manager, Government Relations

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) made history a little more than a year and a half ago when it was introduced by U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and the late-U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)¹  as a good-faith bipartisan effort to improve the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  For the first time in decades, this bill seemed to have a chance of—at the very least—being voted out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and sent to the Senate Floor for debate.  Unfortunately, it has become apparent that as long as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) remains Chairwoman of EPW, and the gatekeeper of al...

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