The prospect of Senate passage this fall of bankruptcy reform legislation all but died Thursday as Congress was poised to pass the final federal spending bill and adjourn until January.

Senate Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle told reporters that the Republican leadership told him it has "no intention of going back to bankruptcy" before lawmakers leave. The House was expected on Thursday to approve a nearly $400 billion budget deal with the White House, and the Senate could debate it until as late as Saturday.

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