House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans

House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans

This April 9 photo shows House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke. The Senate was expected to take action on a similar measure later in the day. The Ways and Means Committee approved by a voice vote a bill by its chairman, Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., that cobbles together $11 billion in pension tax changes, customs fees and money from a fund to repair leaking underground fuel storage tanks to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

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