WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and JD Vance (R-OH) introduced legislation, the Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety and Oversight Improvements Act of 2023, to strengthen safety standards for foreign-made gas cylinders and level the playing field for domestic manufacturers.
“For too long, foreign manufacturers have been held to a lower safety standard when it comes to products that millions of Americans use every day, undercutting Made in America companies and potentially endangering public safety,” said Senator Baldwin. “This commonsense reform will ensure gas cylinders meet the same rigorous standards, no matter where they are made, leveling the playing field for our Wisconsin manufacturers and giving consumers peace of mind that they are safe.”
“This legislation offers a bipartisan, commonsense solution to protect American citizens and level the playing field for domestic manufacturers,” said Senator Vance. “Congress shouldn’t stand idly by as foreign cylinder manufacturers take advantage of loopholes to undermine our supply chains and public safety – it’s time for us to take action.”
Cosponsors of the Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety and Oversight Improvements Act are Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
The Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety and Oversight Improvements Act of 2023 would:
Full text of the legislation is available here.