Congestion continues as highway bill languishes

05/19/2004 | USA Today

Commutes across the country are getting worse, and the transportation bill that could help alleviate the strain has been held up in Congress for months as lawmakers debate how much to spend on it. President Bush said he will veto any highway bill that exceeds $256 billion, but some Republican legislators insist a higher price tag will be worthwhile because the bill will create thousands of jobs as it reduces traffic congestion.

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