House Preparing to Extend SAFETEA-LU for Ninth Time

Current extension expires next week and Transport Committee Chair John Mica is talking extension rather than new reauthorization legislation

With federal transportation funding set to expire next week, House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica said Tuesday that talks are under way to extend funding at current levels for the ninth time.

Mica’s comments signaled that House Republicans are not prepared to take up a bipartisan transportation bill approved by the Senate last week.

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