WASHINGTON--House Democrats, in a move characterized by aRepublican member as "futile," passed and sent to the Senate a newbill to extend the federal terrorism risk insurance backstop forseven years, restoring provisions not included in the Senate's moremodest version.

The vote on the House bill was 303-116.

Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who characterized the House actionas "legislative futility" in the face of Senate opposition and apromised White House veto, said the latest House bill will be "deadon arrival" in the Senate.

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