This week Congress passed a short-term, three-week extension of the Highway Bill that will expire on November 20th.  The current funding authorization would have expired on Thursday 11/29.  Lawmakers said they needed this extra time to hash together a 6-year funding bill from different versions being considering in each chamber.   The Senate’s current version of the bill (which passed in July) is over $16 billion larger than the current House version which has cleared committee but has not come up for a full vote.

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