WASHINGTON - A standoff between federal lawmakers over whether to add an amendment containing renewable energy tax credits to an omnibus housing bill pending in the Senate has delayed until after the July 4 recess a vote that had been expected earlier this week.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said late Wednesday that despite an overwhelming vote Monday to limit debate on the bill, the Senate will be unable to vote on it until members return from their holiday break in July.

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