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Senate transporation bill passes with bipartisan support

The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bipartisan transportation bill in a 74-22 vote Wednesday. The Senate bill was one of few pieces of major legislation in recent memory to secure broad bipartisan support. The current transportation bill expires on March 31, which means that Congressional leaders are racing against time to get a new bill passed.
The decision falls to Speaker John Boehner on whether to amend and vote on the Senate bill in the House, or to pursue a different piece of companion legislation. So far, the House has given indications that it could do either, but has shown no movement beyond its five-year, $260 bill first introduced in the Transportation & Infrastructure committee in January.

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