McConnell Quiet on Length of Highway Bill

By JM Rieger
Posted July 14, 2015 at 8:17pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was noncommittal Tuesday when asked how long any deal over highway funding might run, only saying he was “optimistic” it would be a multi-year deal.“There’s bipartisan enthusiasm for a multi-year highway bill,” McConnell said. “We’ve had some conversations inside our conference about a way to pay for that and I’ve also had conversations with prominent Democrats who are involved in this issue and we’re hoping to be able to come together behind some way to get a multi-year highway bill. I’m fairly optimistic that we can do that.” Read more.