Senate tobacco vote delay likely

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Chances dimmed for a Senate vote on tobacco-control legislation before the Friday start of Congress' weeklong Memorial Day recess. A lengthy debate on tobacco taxes Wednesday was to be followed by a string of other issues related to the bill advanced by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain (R., Ariz.). Sen. McCain said he still hopes for a vote this week and declined to say how a delay would affect the legislation.

Copyright May 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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