Rumor: House Leadership Stalling Transpo Reauthorization

Word from Capital Hill says House Speaker John Boehner told Transport-Committee Chair John Mica not to bother marking up a surface transportation bill this summer because it won't come to a vote

A few weeks ago, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor published his list of bills the House will attempt to get through before the August recess. The transportation reauthorization was not among them. Rumor has it that House leadership has put the kibosh on Transportation Committee Chair John Mica’s plans to get a bill out of committee and to the House floor in July. Supposedly, House Speaker John Boehner has told Mica not to mark up a bill, since it would just languish without a vote anyway.

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