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Pelosi Urges Senate to Pass Short-Term Highway Bill

By JM Rieger and Matt Fuller

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With the Senate still working through a six-year highway bill, and with just four scheduled legislative days before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry — and the August recess begins — House leaders, Republican and Democrat, are sending a unified message to the Senate: Take our highway bill. Please. Speaker John A. Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi both separately used their individual news conferences to urge the Senate to put its six-year bill on the back burner and take up the five-month House-passed highway patch instead. “The clock is ticking, time is running out on the Highway Trust Fund,” Pelosi said Thursday. Read more.

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