World Trade Center Added

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Until now it has been the elephant in the room during Senate debates about asbestos poisoning: What about the vast cloud of dust that blanketed New York City when the World Trade Center collapsed? Several senators have spent years working...

More criticism in June 2006

Legislation to create a national asbestos trust fund is once again drawing criticism for allegedly shortchanging the injured, making the public pay for employers’ wrongdoing, and setting the stage for eventual financial collapse. In late May, Senate Judiciary...

2006 economic report

Douglas Holtz-Eakin delivered a significant blow against the effort to revive asbestos-reform legislation when he testified earlier this month that a cost assessment of the measure he had provided in November as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was...

House Disagrees with Senate

The article below was published in today’s (6-23) Congress Daily.  We will stay on top of this as usual, we have to realize that this issue will NEVER go away.  The Members of Congress that signed the letter mentioned in the story support the harsh medical...

FAIR ACT – recent news

WASHINGTON (AFX) — Crowded out by the debate over immigration policy, the war in Iraq and tension over Iran, the asbestos reform bill is on Congress’s backburner, waiting for a new push. But while it’s unclear whether there will be action on the bill...