The manufacturers and others supporting a federal asbestos bill want it bad – so bad that they think it is appropriate to engage in conduct like this.
The sponsors of this site obviously do not let truth get in the way of their position. For example, they make this point in talking about opponents to the federal legislation: “Patrick Leahy (Vermont) $704,854 received from lawyers and lobbyists in the last election cycle. The lawyers and lobbyists were his largest contributors.”
Senator Leahy supports the legislation.
Oh well, it could be worse: they could be spending this money on something that was effective.