Further Democratic support is being sought by the chemical industry and other groups for the Toxic Substances Control Act bill proposed by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., even as Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., urges senators to support a competing bill. The Lautenberg-Vitter bill has 22 Senate sponsors, and half of them are Democrats.

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