WASHINGTON -- In a new sign that lawmakers are unenthusiastic about the Bush administration's bank reform package, the House Judiciary Committee refused on Thursday to recommend its adoption by the full House.

The panel also voted to urge the House to reject a provision adopted by the banking committee that would treat individuals with significant holdings of bank stock as bank holding companies. And it adopted amendments that would make it more difficult for banks that enter the securities field to package two products together.

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