The Senate passed a bipartisan three-week extension of current highway law, which was set to expire today. The House approved the bill by voice vote on Tuesday, and it is now headed to the White House for the President’s signature.
Passage of a short-term highway patch gives lawmakers more time to hammer out a multi-year highway funding package.
The House of Representatives is expected the week of Nov. 20 to vote on on the six-year, $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which was passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Oct. 22.
House passage of STRRA would clear the way for the House and the Senate to conference their respective measures into a final highway bill before the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, H.R. 3763, is a companion bill to the Senate’s DRIVE Act passed in July.
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