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Effort to Fund US Highways Hits Congressional Potholes

As Congress prepares to adjourn for a month-long August recess, the House and Senate are pursuing different and conflicting tracks to fund the nation’s overburdened highway system and other transportation needs. Federal spending authority on highways expires Friday, and projects to fix and maintain some of America’s busiest thoroughfares will come to a halt unless Congress acts in coming days.   The Senate is working on a six-year transportation bill that could include a measure to...

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