WASHINGTON (Nov. 17, 2015) — By voice vote, the U.S. House of Representative passed yet another stopgap short-term transportation funding measure Nov. 15 that still includes a tire registration requirement.
The legislation extends current funds for highway, bridge and other transportation projects until Dec. 4.
The Senate is expected to vote on the short-term bill later this week, before the current stopgap measure — which Congress approved Oct. 27 — runs out Nov. 20.
The short-term legislation is designed to give House and Senate conferees time to negotiate a long-term reconciliation bill on transportation funding.
The Senate passed its six-year, $325 billion transportation bill last July. The House approved its version by a wide margin Nov. 5.