Delivering a second dose of bad news, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer predicted Wednesday that legislation to protect thrifts from $3 billion in back taxes will not be enacted this year.

The Texas Republican told an America's Community Bankers conference here that the bill suspending "recapture" of tax breaks thrifts received for bad-debt reserves would have to be part of a broader tax bill sure to be vetoed by President Clinton.

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