WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Lloyd Bentsen said yesterday he expects Congress to draft a tax bill in the fall but is uncertain whether it would include extensions of expiring provisions, such as the tax exemptions for mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial development bonds.

The Texas Democrat said in a brief interview that his committee's version of tax legislation could contain such measures as the tax-exempt bond simplification proposals he developed with Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., legislation to provide tax relief to middle-income taxpayers, and his own proposal to expand individual retirement accounts.

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