WASHINGTON -- Congress on Wednesday voted to overturn a key provision of the Supreme Court's controversial ruling last June that limits the amount of time investors have to file fraud cases in federal court.

The action came as the House and Senate adopted an agreement hammered out by bank bill conferees early Wednesday that keeps alive any federal fraud cases that had been filed before the court handed down its Lampf v. Gilbertson ruling. President Bush was widely expected to sign the measure.

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