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House Passes Short-Term Highway Extension
WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act. Upon passage, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement.
"The highway trust fund has enough money to pay for projects through the end of July, but its legal authority to spend that money expires at the end of this month. I would have preferred to pass an extension that lasted through the end of the year, but we just couldn’t come to a bipartisan agreement on how to pay for it. That’s unfortunate because the more time we spend on these short-term patches, the less time we’ll have to find a long-term solution.