Highway funding bill extended

Highway funding bill extended

Long-term solution still needed to ensure commitment to nation's highway and bridge infrastructure.

THE Senate passed a two-month extension of surface transportation funding by a voice vote — avoiding an abrupt suspension of highway and bridge projects during the busy summer construction period.

On May 19, the House had passed an identical two-month extension by a vote of 387-35, and the President signed the bill ahead of the May 31 deadline.

The Highway Trust Fund, established in 1956, is a federal transportation fund tha

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