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July 30, 2014

Senate OKs highway bill, sends it back to House

  • The Transportation Department says by Friday the highway trust fund will no longer have enough money to cover promised aid to states.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years.

    The House could accept the Senate's changes or reject them and send the bill back to the Senate. Whichever outcome, a highway funding bill is still expected to clear Congress before lawmakers adjourn for the summer later this week.

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