The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act passed the House of Representatives 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 FACT Act, 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…)
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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 Mesothelioma Awareness Day 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 Chris Hahn, 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 www.curemeso.org/action to send an email to your congressional representative.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is sounding a call for supporters to let Congress know we are in favor of a NATIONAL Mesothelioma 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 House of Representatives is about to introduce a National Proclamation of Mesothelioma Awareness Day. She needs as many co-sponsors in the House of Representatives 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 (www.curemeso.org/action) 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!