House, Senate Send Highway Fund Extension To Obama

Law360, New York (March 29, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- In an eleventh-hour move to prevent a shutdown of the Highway Trust Fund this weekend, both houses of Congress on Thursday approved a 90-day emergency extension bill and sent it to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.

After heated debate and a failed attempt by Senate Democrats to amend the emergency extension bill sent over to them by the U.S. House of Representatives around noon on Thursday, the chamber passed the legislation that will keep the fund, which contributes to projects that maintain the...
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