Asbestos Victims React To House Vote On H.R. 982

Nov 13, 2013, 19:20 ET from Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign today reacted strongly to the 221-199 vote to pass the FACT Act, H.R. 982, by the House of Representatives.

Susan Vento, widow of Rep Bruce Vento (D-MN):

"I'm deeply disappointed in the vote, but grateful to the Members of Congress who stood up for asbestos victims and their families in opposing legislation that hurts cancer victims. We will continue to oppose this legislation and ensure that it never becomes law."

Judy Van Ness, widow of Naval Veteran Richard L. Van Ness, commented after the vote:

"Congress today forced asbestos victims and their families to release private information that will put them at risk of identity theft. This delays and could deny badly needed compensation to victims and their families."

Contact: Joy Howell, ACVRC
202-828-7838, c-202-302-5932

SOURCE Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign