Democrats oppose federal highway program extension
Facing an end-of-the-week deadline, House Republicans are running into trouble passing a bill to temporarily keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states.
Democrats are opposing a 90-day extension of highway aid. They are trying to keep pressure on the GOP to take up a bipartisan $109 billion Senate bill that would overhaul transportation programs while extending them through the end of the 2013 federal budget year.
Instead, Republicans want to pass a three-month extension to buy more time to line up votes for their fiveyear bill.
The Democratic opposition could prevent passage of the GOP’S shortterm extension in a vote later Monday. A two-thirds vote is necessary under House rules that allow expedited consideration of bills. Without an extension, construction projects across the country could be shut down. largely student audience.
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Mr. Edwards’ trial is set to begin April 12. He has pleaded not guilty.