WASHINGTON — In a sign that Republicans are serious about passing a bill to revise the laws governing derivatives transactions, Majority Leader Richard K. Armey met Tuesday with representatives of three House committees — each pushing different versions of the same bill — and urged them to hammer out a deal.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Armey said, “He pulled them together to say, ‘Look we need to get this done this year, so let’s wrap it up.’ ”

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