CVSA Legislative Update
Earlier this afternoon, the House passed a 90-day extension of the current highway program. It is a ‘clean’ extension, which means there are no policy changes, just a new date set for the expiration of the current programs – June 30th 2012.
The extension was then sent to the Senate for consideration, where it was briefly debated then agreed to.
The measure now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. Reports from the White House indicate he will sign the extension.
House leaders will spend the next two weeks trying to cobble together a bill that can generate enough votes on the floor of the House. Their goal is to pass something so they’ll have some bargaining room with the Senate in a conference.