Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusFive reasons why Tillerson is likely to get through Business groups express support for Branstad nomination The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation MORE (D-Mont.), and Sens. James InhofeJames InhofeSenate teeing up Mattis waiver Lawmakers play nice at Russia hacking hearing Senate chairman meets Trump’s EPA nominee MORE (R-Okla.) and David VitterDavid VitterLobbying World Bottom Line Republicans add three to Banking Committee MORE (R-La.) also supported the bill as a bipartisan way to funded needed infrastructure programs through 2013.
The bill, S. 1813, funds the federal highway program at $39.1 billion in 2012, and $39.8 billion in 2013. According to a summary of the bill, it would level-fund highway programs plus inflation for the next two years.
It also finds budget savings by consolidating dozens of programs and eliminating earmarks.