--House Approves 3-Month Extension On 385-To-34 Vote
--Senate Expected To Pass Short-Term Bill Thursday
--GOP Leaders Say Hill Will Craft Long-Term Bill in Sept
WASHINGTON (MNI) - The House Wednesday evening approved legislation that
replenishes the Highway Trust Fund for three months.
The House passed the bill on a 385-to-34 vote, sending it to the Senate
which is expected to vote on the measure Thursday.
The Highway Trust Fund runs dry at the end of the week so legislation is
needed to keep highway programs funded.
Several weeks ago, the House passed legislation that would replenish the
Highway Trust Fund for only five months, until Dec. 18.
However under its new plan, the House bill replenishes the Highway Trust
Fund until Oct.