WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is apparently the last major stumbling block to passing legislation to extend two popular bond programs and other expiring tax provisions this year, members of Congress and congressional aides said yesterday.

"We're waiting for some sign from the administration," Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., said during a press briefing. "They really are asleep on this issue."

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