Washington, D.C. – Recently, President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation that, in part, includes a bipartisan provision authored by U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. The provision provides $1 million in funding for the implementation of Trevor’s Law. The funding was added as an amendment to the government funding bill with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID).
It is part of Donnelly’s ongoing effort to press the Administration to fully implement Trevor’s Law and provide communities, including Franklin in Johnson County, with assistance in the investigation of potential cancer clusters. The funding will be used to update the guidelines for the federal government’s interaction with state and local governments and the public during an investigation of a potential cancer cluster.
Donnelly said, “It is critical that we do all we can to create an environment where Hoosier children are healthy and can thrive. That’s why I’m proud President Trump signed into law my bipartisan provision to provide $1 million to finally update the way the federal government partners with state and local governments and the public during the investigations of potential cancer clusters. This is an important opportunity to increase the confidence families have in the safety of their communities.”
In August, Donnelly spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of supporting efforts to make sure Hoosiers have confidence their communities are safe.
Trevor’s Law was passed as part of the bipartisan Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016. Trevor’s Law was designed to provide federal agencies with the authority to help conduct investigations and to take the necessary actions to help address the factors that may contribute to the creation of cancer clusters. The law, when fully implemented, is intended to better enable federal agencies to coordinate with state and local agencies and the public.