GOP says asbestos bill will be priority in 2006

11/17/2005 | USA Today

Republicans will make the establishment of a $140 billion trust fund for people harmed by asbestos the Senate's top issue next year, according to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Democratic leader Harry Reid, Nev., said he opposes the current piece of legislation, saying it is "not even close" to being acceptable in its current form.

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