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Washington–Senate Majority Leader William Frist, R-Tenn., said today that he is not sure that the Senate will be able to take up the asbestos litigation reform bill before its Independence Day break.

Mr. Frist joked about a comment made by Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday in which the Democratic leader compared wanting the asbestos bill on the Senate floor to wanting a heart attack. Sen. Frist, a cardiac surgeon, joked that he would make sure Sen. Reid was resuscitated.

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