WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and administration officials remained locked in complex negotiations Thursday over a bill that would assure the legal enforceability of swaps contracts, but House Majority Leader Richard K. Armey assured reporters that it would likely pass the House by early next week.

The swaps agreement is part of the larger Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which, among other things, would end an 18-year ban on futures contracts based on a single company’s stock by repealing the Shad-Johnson Accord.

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