WASHINGTON - House leaders were struggling to obtain an agreement late yesterday that would allow the House to vote on the urban aid tax package that includes provisions to permanently extend the tax exemption for two popular bond programs and ease curbs on redevelopment bonds used in enterprise zones.

The package, which would permanently extend the use of tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds and small-issue industrial development bonds that expired Tuesday night, had been scheduled for debate by the full House yesterday. But action was postponed after Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., threatened to block the measure unless lawmakers got assurances there would be a vote this year on a measure designed to resolve the so-called "notch baby" Social Security problem.

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