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Press Release

House Conservatives Push for Asbestos Medical Criteria Solution

Now that Sen. Arlen Specter’s terrible idea of an Asbestos Trust Fund appears dead in the Senate, House conservatives are mobilizing to pass a real solution to the asbestos litigation crisis. There is bipartisan consensus that Congress needs to act soon; runaway lawsuits have already bankrupted 75 companies and destroyed more than 60,000 American jobs.

A window now exists for the House to move the right solution to the asbestos litigation crisis: a medical criteria bill to let the courts more fairly manage their asbestos caseloads. Reps. Chris Cannon, Mike Pence, and Jeff Flake have introduced a commonsense medical criteria solution, H.R. 1957, a bill which Congress should move to pass as soon as possible.

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