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2006-02-13 20:18:36

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of U.S. Senate Democrats said on Monday he would consider backing curbs on some asbestos lawsuits if the chamber would scuttle legislation removing all claims from court and paying victims from a $140 billion trust fund.

2006-02-08 11:24:13

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to consider a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits and create a $140 billion fund for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases, but many hurdles to the bill's approval remained.

2006-02-07 18:35:00

The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to move forward with a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits and create a $140 billion trust fund for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

2006-02-07 17:51:03

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid dropped his objections to debating a bill that would halt asbestos lawsuits, a Reid spokesman said on Tuesday, clearing the way for the controversial legislation to move forward in the Senate.

2006-02-06 17:31:32

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate set a vote for Tuesday on whether to consider a bill to halt asbestos lawsuits as senators hurled verbal brickbats over the legislation and the intense lobbying it has engendered.

2006-01-27 15:41:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said on Friday that Democrats would push for more funding for cities to help them combat any terror threats and a possible avian flu pandemic.

2006-01-27 13:42:13

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Thursday challenged President George W. Bush to outline in his State of the Union speech how he will fix what they consider a disastrous start to the Medicare drug benefit.

2006-01-27 11:25:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid admitted on Friday he and fellow Democrats lack the votes to block President George W. Bush's nomination of conservative appeals judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

2006-01-26 18:36:59

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Thursday challenged President George W. Bush to outline in his State of the Union speech how he will fix what they consider a disastrous start to the Medicare drug benefit.

2006-01-24 14:49:21

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged President George W. Bush to "swagger" less and show more honesty and humility in his annual State of the Union speech to the nation next week.


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