Frist and Hastert rig drug bill: What a team Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert engineered a backroom legislative man
February 8, 2006

Frist and Hastert rig drug bill: What a team

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert engineered a backroom legislative maneuver to protect pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits, say witnesses to the pre-Christmas power play.

The language was tucked into a Defense Department appropriations bill at the last minute without the approval of members of a House-Senate conference committee, say several witnesses, including a top Republican staff member...read on

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