Posts Tagged ‘U.S. House of Representatives’

House Judiciary Committee approves controversial FACT Act to regulate asbestos trusts

20 Feb 2017 by under Legal, News

United States House of Representatives 2017 100x100 House Judiciary Committee approves controversial FACT Act to regulate asbestos trusts

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill last week targeting asbestos injury . The bill, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 () or H.R. 906, claims to “weed out unmeritorious class action claims,” according to Forbes. The act, which met tough opposition during its last run, was reintroduced by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) this year in hopes a Republican majority in Congress would see the bill signed into law by the Republican president.

H.R. 906 passed the committee by a 19-11 vote. And though it has managed to slip back onto the docket, all of the previous opposition still applies, as Legal Newsline confirmed it was the same version as last year’s bill. (more…)


U.S. House approves bill requiring report on asbestos content in imported brake products

11 Jun 2014 by under Legal, News

US House of Representatives 100x100 U.S. House approves bill requiring report on asbestos content in imported brake productsAt the end of May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015. This bill makes appropriations for science-related programs and will include funding to investigate imported for the presence of . (more…)


Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary Committee

22 May 2013 by under Legal, News, Organizations

US House of Representatives 100x100 Controversial asbestos bill passes U.S. House Judiciary CommitteeYesterday the U.S. passed a controversial bill that many say will provide protections for corporations that manufacture asbestos, while stripping victims of asbestos exposure of their rights. Asbestos exposure has long been linked to the development of many asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis, a severe scarring of the lungs, and , a cancer that affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen and, sometimes, the heart. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma. (more…)