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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.