House OKs short-term fix for road funds

Posted: July 16, 2014 at 4:29 a.m.

President Barack Obama tries out a driving simulator Tuesday during a visit to the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va. During the visit, he said he supports lawmakers’ efforts to keep highway money flowing temporarily but warned that “Congress shouldn’t pat itself on the back for averting disaster for a few months.”

With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial footing for the long term.

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