House Democrats have scheduled a vote this week on legislationdesigned to signal the Senate that some of the provisions in itsoriginal version of the bill extending the federal backstop forterrorism risk insurance must be included in a final measure.

The House Rules Committee approved the bill for floor debate onDec. 6 after comments by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman ofthe House Financial Services Committee. He said he was acting outof frustration with the Senate's lack of interest in acompromise.

He said the House bill contains provisions ignored by the Senateaction, and that the revised bill took note of the Senate action."We took some of their provisions, and we think some of theprovisions in our bill also deserve consideration," Rep. Franksaid.

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