Senate Highway Vote Near Deadline

-
Congress appears to be at a fork in the road when it comes to funding for highway and bridge repairs.

Tuesday, the Senate approved amendments to replenish the US Highway Trust Fund differently than a House measure passed earlier this month.

The Senate plan would extend funding through December.

The House bill would take funding through May.

The US Highway Trust Fund is expected to run out of money by Friday and Congress leaves for a five-week recess at the end of this week.

If they can't agree on a plan, state officials across the country have said they would have to freeze or cancel hundreds of highway and bridge projects.

More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Weather
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Studio4
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Play Games
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • At the Movies
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Follow Us
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News