House Speaker floats idea of nine-month transportation bill

By |  June 23, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives is unlikely to approve a multi-year transportation bill, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), Speaker of the House, said in a press conference.

According to The Hill, Boehner said a transportation bill that last “some number of months” is most likely to get approval from the House.

“I think the idea is to try to find a package that would plug this hole for nine to 12 months to make sure that the highway projects that are under way will continue,” Boehner said.

The Highway Trust Fund that pays for road and transit projects is expected to be bankrupt in August, according to the Department of Transportation.

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