Efforts are underway by Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., to resuscitate his asbestos legislation by modifying it in hopes of winning the 60 votes needed to keep it alive.

Lobbyists say Sen. Specter plans to bring a “new bill” directly to the Senate floor from the Senate Judiciary Committee as early as this week, when Congress returns from a 10-day recess, under an arcane parliamentary procedure known as Senate Rule 14.

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