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House and Senate Pass One-Month Extension of the Highway Bill

House and Senate Pass One-Month Extension of the Highway Bill

 

Last night, the House passed a one-month extension of spending authority for highway, transit, safety and motor carrier safety programs. The Senate followed suit earlier today. The President is expected to sign the bill into law before the May 31 expiration date.

In order to get the Conference process started so the Highway bill can be passed before the new expiration date of June 30, the House is expected to name conferees later today. Whether the Senate will name its conferees before adjourning tonight for the Memorial Day recess is uncertain. Both Chambers will reconvene the week of June 6.