by Roger Russell Washington — By a comfortable 251-178 margin, the House has passed H.R. 4520, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 — a measure that would repeal an export tax incentive regime that the World Trade Organization has ruled to be illegal.

Differences between the House measure and the Senate version of the bill — which is titled Jumpstart Our Business Strength and passed on May 11 — must now be reconciled before a joint version can be brought to the House and Senate for final approval.

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