Posted on June 29, 2015

8th ADAO Congressional Staff Briefing: “Asbestos: Impact on Consumer Safety, Public Health, and Asbestos Victims’ Civil Rights,” July 15, 2015

Senate Staff Briefing July 2015 CANCA (6)Congressional Judiciary, Health, and Environmental Staffers


Briefing Flyer

RSVP: Online form or Call: (310) 251-7477

Lunch will be provided.

Background: Asbestos is responsible for 12,000 – 15,000 deaths each year in the USA, yet this killer chemical remains legal and lethal. More importantly, there is legislation that will be voted on soon that will impact consumers’ safety, public health, and asbestos victims’ civil rights.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: SVC 209-08


  • Jordan Zevon (CA)
  • Linda Reinstein (CA)
  • Ann Samuelson (OR)
  • Mike Mattmuller (MD)
  • Heather Von St. James (MN)

To Be Discussed:

The seven bills being discussed are: four bills to reform the failed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, the so-called Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, and the Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act. Sadly, four of these industry bills, if passed, will have significant negative implications for Americans for generations to come. ADAO opposes: the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S.697), “TSCA Modernization Act” (H.R. 2576), and “The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (S. 357 and H.R. 526). (For more information on ADAO’s Legislative Positions, click here.)