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Obama, who has long pushed for a multi-year highway bill, said he had no choice but to sign the short-term measure to prevent an interruption of money for roads and bridges during the busy summer construction season.

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Senate passes long-term transportation bill

The $350 billion long-term bill would make changes to highway, transit, railroad and auto safety programs, but will only pay for the first three years of the six-year bill.

Senate votes to advance transportation bill debate

The 62-36 vote came just a day after a majority of senators balked at approving a motion to proceed to debate on the bipartisan bill, which was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and James Inhofe (R-OK).

Senate votes not to move forward with transportation bill debate

Democrats voted in unison against proceeding to the 1,030-page bill, arguing they had no time to review the complicated legislation, with the cloture vote to proceed to consideration of the bill needing 60 total votes. There were indications there could be a re-vote on Wednesday.

Senators reach deal on 6-year transportation bill

Details of the bill were not released, however, Sen. Boxer said the agreement will be posted Tuesday afternoon on the Internet so lawmakers and the public will have a chance to examine its details.

Will Federal Officials Fix the Trust Fund or Just Play Games?

What appears to be gaining traction at press time are ideas for “repatriation” of cash held by U.S.-based multinational corporations overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. This year’s proposal would fill the Highway Trust Fund with $70 billion.

'Shabby Road' - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Clip from late-night satirical television program The Daily Show features host Jon Stewart discussing how funding for America's aging infrastructure hits a few roadblocks when the federal Highway Trust Fund runs out of money.

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