Congress will begin reconciling reauthorization bills that contain significantly increased funding for a somewhat controversial loan program.
The House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the federal highway funding through the end of September.
With news of President Barack Obama's threat to veto any highway reauthorization or extension bill that comes to his desk with authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline included, as it is in the House version ...
The White House has said it would veto a transportation funding bill that cleared the House Rules Committee due to its Keystone XL pipeline mandate.
DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.
The Republican-backed plan would extend highway funding for three months, if signed into law.
Report points to a sizeable gap between current spending and projected levels of investment needed to maintain the nation’s highways.
House committee will work on legislation Feb. 2. The current surface transportation funding extension expires March 31.
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