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ADAO Meeting Materials for January 15, 2020 Washington, D.C.

Meeting Materials January 15, 2020 Washington, D.C. Brent Kynoch, Dr. Barry Castleman, Linda Reinstein, and Bob Sussman Key Asbestos Facts  Asbestos kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year In 2018, 750 metric tons of raw asbestos were imported into the USA Asbestos can still be found in homes, schools, commercial buildings, and consumer products [...]

2020-01-18T17:40:54-08:00January 15th, 2020|

The Montana Standard Reports “Daines commits to asbestos-ban legislation”

Posted on December 16, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is thrilled to  read in The Montana Standard hear that Senator Steve Daines (R-MO) has become the Republican in the Senate to join forces with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in support of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (Sen. 717). We commend [...]

2019-12-16T13:29:48-08:00December 16th, 2019|

From Strength to Strength. The Bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act Moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives for a Floor Vote

H.R. 1603 Manager's Amendment Posted on November 21, 2019 The bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) (H.R. 1603) has cleared a critical milestone in the U.S. House of Representatives and now advances out of committee and to the House Floor for a vote. On Tuesday, November 19, the bill was approved [...]

2019-12-03T15:34:56-08:00November 21st, 2019|

ALAN REINSTEIN BAN ASBESTOS NOW ACT OF 2019 (ARBAN) WINS BIPARTISAN APPROVAL IN ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE 

H.R. 1603 Manager's Amendment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 19, 2019 ASBESTOS BILL WINS BIPARTISAN APPROVAL IN HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE Bicameral Bill to Ban Asbestos Importation and Use Within One Year of EnactmentAdvances to House Floor WASHINGTON, DC - The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) applauds the Committee on Energy and Commerce of [...]

2019-12-03T15:39:49-08:00November 19th, 2019|

The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act to be Marked Up in Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

This blog is dedicated in loving memory of our dear friend and colleague, Ann Strickland, who worked to uphold the laws and regulations enacted to protect public health and our environment.  Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittees:  116th Congress Energy and [...]

2019-11-18T03:14:16-08:00November 17th, 2019|

Another Landmark Step Forward as Two Former EPA Administrators Pen a NY Times Op-Ed in Support of the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

ADAO Press Release: DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATORS JOIN FORCES TO CALL  FOR PASSAGE OF ASBESTOS LEGISLATION  Posted on October 15, 2019 “The following op-ed, Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year. Ban It., by former EPA Administrators Gina McCarthy and William K. Reilly was published today in The New York Times. ADAO is [...]

2019-11-25T15:57:16-08:00October 15th, 2019|

Another Landmark Step Forward for the Bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019, on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Posted on October 1, 2019 ADAO is pleased to share that the bicameral Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) (H.R. 1603) has made another  important legislative step forward within the House of Representatives. On Thursday, September 26, commemorated yearly as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the bill was marked up by the Subcommittee on [...]

2019-10-01T09:48:17-08:00September 30th, 2019|

Mesothelioma Awareness and Action Day: “MEEZ-oh-THEE-lee-OH-mah” – A Disease Hard to Pronounce and Even Harder to Cure

Posted on September 30, 2019  Last week we gathered together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, to honor and remember those lost to the asbestos-caused illness.  Every American should know that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, yet it remains legal and lethal in the U.S. today. Americans can be exposed to asbestos in [...]

2019-10-01T10:03:52-08:00September 30th, 2019|