Senate Votes to Move Forward on 6-year Highway Bill

After originally voting against the measure the Senate has now voted to move forward with debating a 6-year highway funding bill

The Hill

After a 62-36 vote the Senate will begin to debate a six-year federal highway bill. After voting against the motion on Tuesday, the Senate voted late Wednesday to advance the bill.

If passed, this will be the first long-term highway bill since 2005.

Provisions and amendments to the bill are still causing debate including ones that would reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and take money from the Social Security trust fund to pay for infrastructure.

The House has already passed a five-month patch for highway funding. 

Current federal infrastructure funding is set to expire at the end of the month.