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Congressmen: TEA 21 bill makes progress

Posted on May 20, 2004

Senate Republican and Democratic leaders said they overcame a major impasse in negotiations over reauthorization of the TEA 21 legislation.

According to wire reports, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said they resolved a partisan dispute that was hurting progress on the bill.

Congress is still trying to reach a compromise between the $284 billion ($51.5 billion for transit) proposed by the House and $318 billion ($56.5 billion for transit) earmarked by the Senate. The White House has said it would veto either.

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