Majority Leader William Frist, R-Tenn., said last week he is not sure the U.S. Senate will be able to take up the asbestos litigation reform bill before its July 4 break.

Sen. Frist joked about a comment made by Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on June 6 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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