WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Republican yesterday urged President Bush not to reject pending urban aid tax legislation, as the chamber dragged through a second day of debate on the measure.

"This is a bill we should pass, and a bill that should be signed by the President," Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., said during the debate that tax leaders said is likely to continue through tomorrow. He pointed to a variety of items in the measure, such as its enterprise zone provisions.

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