Senate passes transportation bill, sends to House

WASHINGTON Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:00pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Wednesday passed a two-year, $109 billion transportation bill to rebuild roads, bridges and rail systems after rejecting numerous attempts to load the measure with provisions ranging from the Keystone XL oil pipeline to waivers from Obama administration health insurance policies.

The measure, approved 74-22, moves to the House of Representatives, which has failed to gain enough votes for its own more expensive transport bill with controversial funding reforms. House Speaker John Boehner said last week he planned to take up the Senate version in the absence of such support.

(Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Comments (3)
iceman-2004 wrote:
Spend, spend, spend, spend! Business as usual.

Mar 14, 2012 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:
I thought the stimulus was supposed to take care of this. I guess that was just another lie by this administration.

Mar 14, 2012 3:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Captain47 wrote:
How about focusing on rail picked up by private sector ownership and making sure to shut-out any & all unions!!!

Mar 14, 2012 6:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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