WASHINGTON - The Senate kicked off its debate on the urban aid tax bill yesterday by agreeing to scale back a proposal for extending the authority to issue mortgage revenue and small-issue industrial development bonds, which expired June 30.

The Senate approved by voice vote an amendment that would set Sept. 30, 1993, as the new termination date for authority to issue mortgage bonds and small-issue IDBs. The tax package originally passed by the Senate Finance Committee would have extended those two bond programs and 10 other expiring provisions through Dec. 31, 1993.

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