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Rep. McGorty Applauds Passage of New Law Banning Use of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Fire Foam

Posted on July 21, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122nd) expressed support today for the passage of legislation banning the use of corrosive ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foam in Connecticut.

After a major PFAS contamination event in the Farmington River in 2019, McGorty and other lawmakers pushed for legislation restricting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foam and food packaging. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PFAS don’t break

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Rep. McGorty, House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2021


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HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Jason Perillo (R-113) and Assistant Leader Ben McGorty (R-122) joined House Republicans on Wednesday to kickstart the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms. The lawmakers were joined by local police chiefs, municipal leaders, and citizen activists who are concerned about the recent

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McGorty Calls for New Drug-Free Workplace Guidance for Defense Contractors

Posted on July 1, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122nd) joined his House Republican colleagues on Wednesday in calling on the Lamont administration to immediately clarify guidance for defense contractors based in Connecticut ahead of the scheduled legalization of marijuana on July 1st.

Sikorsky Aircraft, an American aircraft manufacturer which employs constituents of his district, is one of many defense contractors based in Connecticut that must require employees abstain from recreational drugs in

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