WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, late yesterday introduced a comprehensive urban aid bill that includes provisions that would permanently extend the use of mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial revenue bonds.

The bill, which will be the "starting point" for a committee markup scheduled for this morning, also contains tax simplification provisions previously supported by the committee that would ease some existing curbs on tax-exempt bonds, according to Jim Jaffe, a spokesman for the committee.

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