Posts Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

FACT Act headed to the Senate

10 Mar 2017 by under News

640px United States Capitol west front edit2 100x100 FACT Act headed to the Senate The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act passed the as part of H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017, by a 220-201 vote Thursday. The passage comes after the original , H.R. 906, passed the House Judiciary Committee in mid-February and was rolled into the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 at the beginning of this month. (more…)

Meso Day resolution passes in Senate, pending in House

2 Oct 2009 by under Events, Legal, News, People

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has issued a news release announcing the resolution introduced last week in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Patty Murray to designate September 26 as National has passed! The resolution introduced simultaneously in the House of Representatives by Rep. Betty McCollum, designated as H.Res. 771, is still pending.

The Meso Foundation is urging the mesothelioma community to contact their House Representative to urge him or her to co-sponsor the bill. Representative McCollum still needs 13 more co-sponsors to complete the passage of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day in both the House and the Senate.

The news release quotes , Executive Director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, “Thanks to the concern of Sen. Murray and Congresswoman McCollum, and their introduction of the federal ‘National Mesothelioma Awareness Day’ resolution, we hope that mesothelioma will finally become part of a broad national conversation about its tragic impact in our society and the critical need to fund reserch to develop treatments and, ultimately, find a cure for mesothelioma.”

Your help is urgently needed to encourage House Representatives to co-sponsor this resolution. Visit the Meso Foundation’s “Action Center” at to send an email to your congressional representative.

Meso Foundation issues urgent call for support

23 Sep 2009 by under News

marf logo square Meso Foundation issues urgent call for supportThe Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is sounding a call for supporters to let Congress know we are in favor of a NATIONAL Awareness Day. This is an immediate need, with a deadline of NOON tomorrow, September 24, Eastern Time. Here is their announcement with instructions about how YOU can help!

We need your support today for the Federal Government to issue a National Mesothelioma Awareness Day Proclamation! Representative Betty McCollum in the is about to introduce a National Proclamation of Mesothelioma Awareness Day. She needs as many co-sponsors in the as possible by 12 noon tomorrow (September 24th, Eastern Time).

To ask your Representative to support Representative McCollum in raising awareness for mesothelioma in our country, please visit our Action Center ( and send an email now! Together we can raise public awareness of this tragic disease and of the need to develop treatments and a cure!