WASHINGTON -- The House approved new funding for failed savings and loans by a six-vote margin, 214 to 208, setting the stage for enactment of the money bill before the Resolution Trust Corp. loses authority to take on new cases at the end of the month.

The House and Senate are expected to meet in conference to iron out differences between their respective bills. The House appointed conferees after the vote and a spokesman for the Senate Banking Committee said the conference could begin next week.

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