" If you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products why not die from it "Asbestos industry executive, 1966
American Veterans (AMVETS), Assoc. of the United States Navy and the Military Order of the Purple Heart:
"Forcing veterans to publicize their work histories, medical conditions, social security numbers, and information about their children and families is an offensive invasion of privacy to the men and women who have honorably served, and it does nothing to prevent future asbestos exposures and deaths."
International Association of Fire Fighters, the National Education Association, AFSCME and the AFL-CIO:
"Victims of asbestos exposure, including first responders and teachers, among many other dedicated public employees, are entitled to compensation from the companies that caused their illnesses. Both H.R. 526 and S. 357, however, would give companies an unfair advantage over asbestos victims seeking justice for their injuries — speciously touted as a "transparency bill," the measure actually is designed to help the asbestos industry avoid paying victims through delay tactics and waste of scarce trust resources set aside for victims. To add insult to injury, H.R. 526 and S. 357 also would expose those same victims to unwanted invasions of privacy and possibly identity theft. Our nation’s first responders, teachers and public employees dying of asbestos diseases deserve more respect and better treatment from Congress."
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization:
"…the FACT Act grants asbestos companies the right to require from the trusts any information they choose, at any time, and for practically any reason. The resulting delay in compensation will gravely impact patients’ pursuit of medical care, negatively affects all victims of asbestos exposure, and effectively limits the justice they deserve."
Charles Koch, CEO, Koch Industries
Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
David Koch, Executive VP, Koch Industries
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), author, H.R. 526
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), author, S. 357
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Lisa Nelson, CEO, ALEC
Lisa Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform
David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
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