House passes 90-day extension of transportation funding

04/19/2012 | Hill, The · ABC News · Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The · Hill, The

The House passed a 90-day extension of funding for surface transportation projects with a provision to clear the way for construction of the Keystone XL crude pipeline. The bill also sets aside 80% of the BP fines for the restoration and recovery of five Gulf Coast states that were affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Lawmakers in both chambers are expected to begin negotiating a longer-term highway bill.

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