RESOURCES: Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN) H.R. 1603 and S. 717 

March 7, 2019: H.R. 1603 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN)

H.R. 1603 Co-Sponsors

March 7, 2019: S.717 Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN)

717 Co-Sponsors

November 19, 2019: H.R. 1603 H.R. Manager’s Amendment

September 21, 2020: H.R. 1603 Rep. Bonamici Amendment  

September 25, 2020: H.R. 1603 Rep. Bonamici Amendment  

ARBAN Letters, Statements and Op-Eds (ADAO, Joint, Open, Others)

October 16, 2020: ADAO Letter to House Committee on Energy and Commerce

September 29, 2020: AFL-CIO letter to U.S. House of Representatives 

September 28, 2020: IAFF Letter to U.S. House of Representatives 

September 27, 2020: American Association for Justice’s Statement  

September September 16, 2020: ADAO Letter to Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, Subcommittee Chairman Tonko and Ranking Member Shimkus

September 16, 2020: Scientists’ Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer 

April 16, 2020: ADAO Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer

March 3  2020: Attorneys General letter to House Leadership

February 4, 2020: Scientists’ Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer

January 16, 2020: Joint ARBAN Stakeholder Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer

July 12, 2019: Attorneys General letter to House E & C Committee

October 15, 2019:  NY Times Op-Ed: Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year. Ban It. by Gina McCarthy and William K. Reilly

August 15, 2019: NEJM: A Most Reckless Proposal — A Plan to Continue Asbestos Use in the United States by Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Richard A. Lemen, Ph.D.

May 8, 2019, NY Times: E.P.A. Leaders Disregarded Agency’s Experts in Issuing Asbestos Rule, Memos Show

Government Data and Reports

USGS Asbestos Statistics and Information

Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act

EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos Report 

ADAO Statements and Releases

November 11, 2020: PRESS RELEASE: ADAO AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCATES PRESENT CASE TO U.S. DISTRICT COURT TO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL REPORTING ON ASBESTOS IMPORTS AND USE

October 20, 2020: ADAO Press Release: ADAO Applauds the Release of “Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According to Judd Apatow)” to Help Ban Asbestos

October 2, 2020: ADAO President’s Statement on The U.S. House of Representatives’ Decision to Remove the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN) from the Suspension Calendar Without Vote

October 1, 2020: ADAO President Statement on The U.S. House of Representatives’ Decision to Remove the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act (ARBAN) from the Suspension Calendar

September 26, 2020: Press Release: ADAO ANNOUNCES ASBESTOS BAN BILL FLOOR VOTE AT THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES || Mesothelioma Awareness Day News Sparks Hope for an Asbestos Ban

September 9, 2020: ADAO Urges EPA Administrator Wheeler to Heed Strong Direction from of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

August 28, 2020: Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Statement In Response to the Release of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) Report on EPA’s Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

July 23, 2020: Press Release: ADAO Calls for U.S. House of Representatives to Pass ARBAN Bill Before August Recess || New Study Reveals Black Mesothelioma Patients Endure Racial Disparities In Treatment Patterns And Survival

July 14, 2020: Press Release: EPA Violated TSCA by Refusing to Require Industry to Report on Importation and Use of Asbestos ||  ADAO and Five Leading Organizations Take Strong Position in Federal Court

September 2020 House Democrat and Republican Statements and Videos from H.R. 1603 Suspension Calendar Removal

Democrat Statement: Lead House Democrats Condemn Republicans For Abandoning Their Support of an Asbestos Ban 

GOP Energy and Commerce Committee: The Trial Bar is At It Again https://bit.ly/2EYpgW3 

Republican Statement: Lead House Republicans Demand Vote on Bipartisan, Committee-Passed Asbestos Ban