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Washington Insider
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:03 AM CDT

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CONGRESS STILL SEARCHING FOR SHORT-TERM FUNDING FOR HIGHWAYS

By some estimates, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) that pays to maintain many of the nation's roads and bridges will run short of money as early as next month or in August at the latest. Members of Congress on both sides of the Capitol and in both political parties agree that something needs to be done to provide a short-term infusion of cash to keep transportation infrastructure projects up and running. But there ...

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