A bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray that would ban asbestos in commonly sold products took a giant leap forward recently, as it passed through the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, by a 19-0 vote. This news was reported in an article published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Relevant passages from the article appear below:
“I’m thrilled that the entire committee has sent a clear and loud message of support, giving us strong momentum heading to the Senate floor,”
Among other things,
The bill also would provide $50 million in federal money for research into the causes and treatment of asbestos-related cancers. And it would require the federal government to conduct a more aggressive campaign to educate the public about the risks of asbestos.”
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