Senate passes $109 billion transportation bill
March 14th, 2012
06:00 PM ET
11 years ago

Senate passes $109 billion transportation bill

Washington (CNN) - A $109 billion transportation bill won approval Wednesday from the Senate but still faces likely political wrangling in the House.

The 74-22 Senate vote showed broad bipartisan support for the two-year measure that extends the federal highway trust fund set to expire at the end of March.


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  1. Debbie

    The House will hold the bill up for hostage as they do everything.

    March 14, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. KissMoreTaxPayerMoneyGoodBye

    Is that 109 Billion to do what the pilfered gas tax money was supposed to do have already done?

    March 14, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Once again, the House is going to "take it apart" and then put it back together again with the Keystone Pipeline attached – or something like that!!! Watch!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    March 14, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    This is a first for senate republicans. Actually trying to help put people back to work. Did hell just freeze over for the party of "No!?"

    March 14, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    This is much better than spending money on extending unemployment benefits or giving away payroll tax cuts because it's election season. I doubt it will really create many jobs, but it is a valid use of federal tax dollars.

    March 14, 2012 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  6. Dvet

    Thats halfway now watch the party of no. They will send billions to israel but dam america. Lets see what the republicans do.

    March 14, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |