Merkley Drafting Asbestos Ban Bill, Working With Republican Daines

September 20, 2021
Clarification Appended Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is circulating a draft bill that would ban asbestos with language similar to one that won widespread support in the House last year before dissolving on the eve of a floor vote over the question of how broadly to apply the ban, but supporters say he is working on this version with Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT). An array of environmental groups, unions and others opposed to asbestos, led by the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

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