Senate extends transportation funding

The Senate passed a two-month extension of surface transportation funding by voice vote on May 23, avoiding an abrupt suspension of highway and bridge projects during the busy summer construction period.

The House of Representatives passed an identical two-month extension by a vote of 387-35 on May 19. The legislation was sent to President Barack Obama, who was expected to sign the extension prior to the May 31 deadline.

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