The fight over Lautenberg’s toxic chemical bill has gotten deeply personal. His widow has called Boxer to advocate for the legislation, according to multiple sources.
Multiple sources close to the bill say there is an easy legislative fix to the private causes of action issue, which will be addressed in Thursday’s meeting of committee Democrats with trial lawyers and other environmental groups.
This report has been updated to clarify that a broad environmental coalition wrote the statement opposing the Lautenberg-Vitter bill.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.