WASHINGTON -- With Congress about to adjourn this weekend, lobbyists have launched a last-minute drive for legislation designed to deter the federal government from imposing unfunded mandates on states and localities.

Their push comes as the House Government Operations Committee approved legislation Wednesday that is very similar to a bill that the Senate Government Affairs Committee adopted in June but never sent to the Senate floor.

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