WASHINGTON — The Senate late Friday voted 63 to 5 for a landmark housing bill containing several significant bond provisions.

The action brings to a close to what had been a lengthy debate in the Senate. While the bill garnered strong approval during procedural votes, its ultimate passage was delayed by several weeks due to efforts to add to it a renewable energy amendment that would have authorized $3 billion of energy conservation bonds and $2 billion of clean renewable energy bonds.

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