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Senate negotiators reach agreement on 6-year highway bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican and Democratic negotiators say they’ve reached an agreement on a 6-year highway and transit bill subject to approval by rank-and-file lawmakers.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, announced the deal Tuesday on the Senate floor. He said negotiators were able to find only enough funds to pay for transportation programs for the first 3 years of the bill.

The measure was negotiated primarily by McConnell and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Democratic leaders must first see a copy of the legislation and then discuss it with their members.

Both parties were scheduled to discuss the bill at separate luncheons. McConnell moved a vote on proceeding to the bill to later in the day.

Congress is facing a July 31 deadline to act.

 

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