WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would extend the authority to issue tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial development bonds through June 30, 1992, finally cleared Congress early Wednesday when the House overwhelmingly passed the measure.

The 420-to-0 predawn vote sent the bill to the White House for President Bush's signature. Municipal lobbyists said they are all but certain he will sign the bill, and a Treasury official has said the administration does not oppose it.

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