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VOL. 127 | NO. 63 | Friday, March 30, 2012

Congress Passes Bill to Keep Highway Aid Flowing

JOAN LOWY | Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress has passed a stopgap three-month bill to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing and avoid a widespread shutdown of construction projects.

The House acted first, passing the extension on a mostly party-line vote after Republicans rejected Democratic entreaties to take a comprehensive overhaul of transportation programs.

The Senate approved the House's extension by a voice vote a few hours later despite objections from some Democrats.

President Barack Obama's signature is required by Saturday, when the government's authority to spend money on transportation programs expires.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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