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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2655, Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 982, Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (Fact) Act of 2013

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    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-11-13

    WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 403 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...

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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-13

    HASTINGS of Florida. I thank my good friend from Georgia for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I listened to the gentleman, and he was...

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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-13

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill. I am acutely aware of the devastating impact that asbestos exposure has had...

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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-13

    ESTY. Thank you to the gentleman from Florida. Mr. Speaker, last week, when I was back in my district, I didn't hear about asbestos. I didn't hear about rule 11 sanctions. I heard about how harmful...

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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-11-13

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 982, The F.A.C.T. Act. This intrusive legislation which misuses the word ``transparency,'' would invade the privacy of asbestos victims by requiring...