US asbestos bill sponsors want panel vote Thursday

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WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Sponsors of a bill for a $140 billion asbestos compensation fund said on Wednesday they hoped to address lingering concerns about the fund's early operation so the Senate Judiciary Committee can vote on Thursday on whether to send the measure to the full Senate. Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, and Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the panel's senior Democrat, agreed to meet later on Wednesday with two other senators to consider issues, such as ...

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