Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Senate’

Senate marks this week as National Asbestos Awareness Week

3 Apr 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Senate marks this week as National Asbestos Awareness WeekThe U.S. Senate has declared April 1-7, 2017, as National Awareness Week in its 13th annual resolution, according to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The resolution received bipartisan support and seeks to “raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure,” Senate Resolution 98 states. (more…)

Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogen

22 Dec 2015 by under Legal

Senate TSCA Reform Bill Passes Recognizing Asbestos as a Carcinogen CANVA 450x225 300x150 Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogenThe Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), reports the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act () has passed in the U.S. Senate and is now headed for the reconciliation process between the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This legislation is the first significant overhaul of the primary law overseeing the safety of chemical products, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was passed in 1976. The TSCA provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to review and regulate chemicals in commerce. (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 Mesothelioma Awareness Day has passed! The resolution introduced simultaneously in the House of Representatives by Rep. , designated as H.Res. 771, is still pending.

The 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 to send an email to your congressional representative.