"Congress' inaction on terrorism is threatening our jobs," Bushremarked at a White House event yesterday that included unionworkers and business leaders. "They can move and need to help theeconomy. Because, you see, one recent survey shows that more than$15 billion in real estate transactions have been terminated or puton hold because the lack of terrorism insurance."

As Bush noted in his speech, the administration wants the finalbill to ban punitive damage awards in any possible terrorisminsurance lawsuits, but Democrats say property owners should beheld accountable to some degree.

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