The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a two-year bipartisan highway bill (S. 1813) November 9. The move is the first step in a reauthorization process that still hinges on finding $12 billion in offsets; Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is working to identify the resources on a bipartisan basis to pay for the bill, but Senate Democrats are opposed to House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) plan to introduce an infrastructure jobs bill funded through expanded domestic energy production.
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