WASHINGTON - Proponents of mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial development bonds made a final push last week to remind tax conferees that there is strong support in both houses of Congress for making authority to issue those bonds permanent.

House and Senate tax lawmakers are scheduled to begin substantive negotiations today to hammer out the final version of President Clinton's budget and tax package. The House version includes provisions to make the tax exemption for mortgage bonds and IDBs permanent. The Senate bill would extend the exemptions only through June 30, 1994.

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