Even Without Trust Fund, Asbestos ReformNeeded

When the Senate returns from its August recess next week, one ofits top priorities must be to find some alternative to thedysfunctional asbestos reform bill currently pending.

The legislation approved by the Judiciary Committee, S. 1125, isworse than the status quo. Instead of a self-contained trust funddedicated to resolving asbestos claims, the legislation establishesa system that is out-of-control.

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