GOP transportation bill might morph again; Senate tables amendment

House Republicans are reportedly considering revising their five-year transportation bill to one that would be in effect for only 18 months. What it would include is unclear, as is how much it would cost. "All these little segments that have a problem they don't like, they're holding up the whole bill because of that," said Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., a transportation committee member. Meanwhile, the Senate tabled an amendment tied to the transportation bill that would allow employers to exclude birth-control coverage from their employee health insurance plans if the employers objected to it on religious or moral grounds.

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