WASHINGTON -- A final Senate vote on legislation that would eliminate uncertainty about the trading of swaps in the U.S. was delayed yesterday until at least tomorrow when two senators halted action on pending tax and water bills.

Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., and Sen. John Seymour, R-Calif., used various delaying tactics to tie up the Senate for nearly 20 hours until the beginning of Yom Kippur. The Senate agreed to continue debate during the holiday but out of courtesy to Jewish lawmakers was unlikely to hold any votes.

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