Senate amends road-fund bill, returns it to House

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 5:37 a.m.

Construction on a phase of Interstate 75 modernization in Dayton, Ohio, is shown in this April photo. Lawmakers are working on a bill to keep federal highway money flowing before the highway trust fund runs short by Friday.

The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill that keeps federal highway money flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to address chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years.

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