PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They comprise a class of heat-resistant chemicals used in various globally manufactured products such as nonstick pans, adhesives, wire insulation, food packaging, waterproof clothes and even spacesuits. House Democrats thrust the PFAS Action Act of 2021 into the NDAA because it likely wouldn’t pass both chambers as a standalone bill. … Yet, as written, the PFAS verbiage was so extreme it would derail military procurement.
-Written by J.D. Hayworth, a Republican who represented Arizona in the United States House of Representatives from 1995-2007.