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McConnell Aims for House Support on Highway Bill

 

Senate GOP leaders touted the six-year surface transportation deal reached earlier Tuesday and quickly pivoted to pitching the bill to the House, which last week passed an $8 billion stopgap measure funding the Highway Trust Fund through Dec. 18.

“What we hope is that the multiyear, paid-for highway bill that we’ve been discussing, that we hope to get out of the Senate in the next week or so, will be attractive to the House of Representatives,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “… If we can produce a bill that they find attractive, I hope they’ll consider it and pass it.”

McConnell also said he anticipated an amendment reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank would be added to the Senate’s highway legislation.

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