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-- congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel puts it all in perspective.
With the threat of shutting down transit and infrastructure projects across the country risking an estimated one point eight million construction jobs.
And a loss of 110 million dollars a day in fuel taxes the house passed the ninety day extension of the transportation bill the march 31 deadline was rapidly approaching.
And Federal Highway Administration workers were also at risk of immediate.
Layoffs trying to make sure that we don't have booked a stoppage.
Of construction is really important.
Have so extent in this I highway current I would vote for ninety days -- -- most responsible way forward.
Yet many house Democrats did not like the three month deal and would have preferred voting on a plan that passed the senate and some expressed their frustration with their Republican colleagues because they got a bunch of -- in their caucus that don't believe we should have a national transportation -- -- Their fight among themselves this senate already passed the package with a bipartisan support that would fund transportation for the next two years.
At a price tag of 109 1000000000 dollars this morning one of the key sponsors of the senate plan seemed aggravated the house wasn't doing the same.
We have the votes over there for the senate bill if the speaker would let -- people go.
What is people go and let them vote their conscience -- the speaker has pushed for a five year 260 billion dollar package which he'd like to pay for with more domestic oil production.
He explained why he's opposed to the senate plan.
They -- -- rundown.
Of the highway trust fund to virtually zero.
Which is gonna learn from it make him through the next year and a half but it's gonna cause a very big problem.
When the fifth to be addressed again this after.
In the senate approved -- ninety day extension although some Democrats complained about being forced to accept.
That house plan present Obama's expected to sign it into law before running funding runs out on Saturday night for now.
A transportation crisis has been -- -- -- alive on the hill tonight -- -- night.
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