WASHINGTON - Federal bankruptcy reform legislation has risen from the ashes, but a renewed presidential veto threat and lawmakers' desire to adjourn and go campaign are expected to prevent its enactment this year.

The House passed compromise legislation on a voice vote Thursday, after a surprise deal was reached a day earlier between House and Senate lawmakers. The bill was inserted into a gutted embassy security bill that had previously passed and, under special rules, is protected from repeated filibuster efforts. Democratic opponents' threats to block the bill there had held it up for months.

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