WASHINGTON -- House Republicans tried Friday to derail the bank reform bill in protest of a perceived double-cross by the House Democratic leadership, but their move was thwarted as a nearly solid Democratic majority voted to continue debate on the bill.

The House today is scheduled to resume consideration of the legislation, which among other things would allow banks into the secutiries business. A final vote is possible by early this evening, but the outcome is uncertain.

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