U.S. asbestos bill to Senate April 19--Frist aide

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WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Senate staff are preparing a bill to reform the asbestos litigation system, and plan to bring it to the floor on April 19, an aide to Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist said on Tuesday. Supporters of the proposal hope the pressure of a deadline will prompt long-time doubters, including organized labor, to work toward agreement on outstanding issues, the aide said. "We're going to the floor on April 19," the aide said, speaking on condition that he not be ...

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