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PAY FOR PLAY: Steve Chabot Cashes in $37,000 from Polluters Before Voting Against Clean Water

The legislation passed by House Democrats and rejected by the vast majority of House Republicans will protect millions of Americans from harmful chemicals in their water

When in doubt, follow the money. Today, House Democrats passed the PFAS Action Act, legislation that will improve national drinking water standards and protect Americans, military bases, and the environment from harmful forever chemicals known as PFAS.

But you won’t find Steve Chabot on the list of Republicans voting to support the landmark legislation — after cashing in $37,000 in PAC checks from DuPont and Honeywell International, who made and imported these ‘forever chemicals’ in the U.S. for at least a decade, Chabot voted NO on clean drinking water for Ohioans.

This is despite the fact that PFAS have been detected in Cincinnati’s own drinking water and across the state of Ohio.

The legislation which Chabot voted against will:

  • Ensure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes a national drinking water standard for certain forever chemicals within two years that better protects public health, including the health of vulnerable subpopulations.

  • Ensure the EPA places discharge limits on industrial releases of PFAS and provide $200 million annually for wastewater treatment.

  • Ensure comprehensive PFAS health testing.

“Thanks to House Democrats, millions of Ohioans and Americans across the country subjected to contaminated drinking water will now be better protected from these harmful chemicals.” said DCCC Spokesperson Abel Iraola. “Steve Chabot should be held to account for choosing partisanship and his campaign bank account over the environment and public health.”


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