Press Release
January 10, 2018

Statement on the Total Firecracker Ban

I am delighted by the President's move to call on Congress to enact a law which would ban firecrackers and other pyrotechnic products.

The irresponsible use of these dangerous explosives by recreational users continues to endanger public health and safety, and it also has a negative impact on the environment.

Since 2016, I have advocated for a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers for recreational and non-professional purposes through the Firecracker Prohibition Act of 2016 (Senate Bill No. 1140).

Now that the President has expressed his desire to act on the matter, I hope my peers in the Senate will expedite the consideration of this bill.

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