Delaware Rep Bill Bush refuses to release from committee legislation that protects Delaware children from products laced with cancer causing flame retardant chemicals. Shame of Rep Bill Bush !

Rep Kowalko at it again! Bitch slapping legislators for ignoring the safety and health of Delaware’s children! 

Last week certain members of the Economic/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee inexplicably refused to release HB 117 from committee for consideration by the full House. HB 117 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or distribution of children’s products, upholstered furniture used in residences and mattresses that contain “harmful” flame retardant chemicals in Delaware. Those members chose the special interests of the Chamber of Commerce and the American Chemistry Council over the health and safety of our children and brave first responders. Here is a link highlighting what lobbyists from the chemical industry have been doing throughout this country to defeat legislation of this kind: https://publicintegrity.org/environment/american-chemistry-council-lied-about-lobbying-role-on-flame-retardants-consultant-says/

This attitude and allegiance to corporate special interests is inexcusable and unacceptable and should be challenged by every concerned Delawarean. Please go to the following link to see how responsible legislators resist putting special corporate interests over the health and safety of children and firefighters.
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/05/23/flame-retardant-ban-becomes-state-law

Please call each and every member of the committee that tabled HB 117 and demand they release the bill to protect our families and friends.

The members of the committee are:

• Bill Bush (Chair): 670-2949 / 744-4351 / william.bush@delaware.gov

• Andria Bennett (Vice Chair): 734-8699 / 744-4351 / andria.bennett@delaware.gov

• Krista Griffith: 528-1779 / 577-8476 /  krista.griffith@delaware.gov

• Sherry Dorsey Walker: 377-5199 / 577-8476 / sherry.dorseywalker@delaware.gov

• Quinton Johnson: 378-2681 / 577-8476 / quinton.johnson@delaware.gov

• Paul Baumbach: 562-4546 / 577-8476 / paul.baumbach@delaware.gov

• Ray Seigfried: 981-0399 / 577-8476 / ray.seigfried@delaware.gov

• Sean Matthews: 331-1020 / 577-8476 / sean.matthews@delaware.gov

• Kevin Hensley: 449-2510 / 577-8723 / kevin.hensley@delaware.gov

• Mike Ramone: 584-8601 / 577-8723 / michael.ramone@delaware.gov

• Michael Smith: 319-8684 / 577-8723 / michael.f.smith@delaware.gov

• Jeff Spiegelman: 399-7729 / 744-4171 / jeff.spiegelman@delaware.gov

• Lyndon Yearick: 387-2510 / 744-4171 / lyndon.yearick@delaware.gov

Representative John Kowalko

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