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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jun 12, 2014 05:59 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Transportation Secretary Pans Plan to Use USPS Savings to Finance Highway Trust Fund

A plan by House Republicans to use savings achieved by switching to a five-days-per-week delivery schedule for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to repair highways and bridges is a "gimmick," says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "You've got to get past gimmicks in transportation and try to get serious about getting a long-term strategy done," Foxx told reporters.

The Highway Trust Fund may be unable to meet financial obligations ...

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