WASHINGTON -- President Clinton's tax-exempt bond initiatives faced increased jeopardy yesterday as a movement gathered steam among House Democrats to ditch Clinton's proposed energy tax and, along with it, many such tax incentives included in the House version of the budget bill.

But White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers said the President will press House and Senate conferees meeting over the budget later this month to adopt as many of the tax incentives as possible, along with the broad-based energy tax that finances them.

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