WASHINGTON - President Bush's apparent pledge not to raise taxes may further endanger an urban aid package already encountering serious difficulty in the Senate, congressional aides and lobbyists said last week.

Those sources said they saw the President's statement as a strong sign that he plans to veto the urban aid measure. The bill contains revenue increases to offset revenue losses that would result from many of its key measures, including the extension of expiring provisions and the creation of urban enterprise zones.

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