A bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 2024) proposes to ban the same six substances banned in the European Union RoHS. But the exceptions are far different from the European bill, which is causing controversy among trade associations in the electronics industry. An article in EDN, a sister publication to Design News, presents comments from major players behind the bill, include Congressman Michael Burgess, the sponsor of the bill, and a representative from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the trade group behind the bill.
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