WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are calling for a brief extension of highway and mass transit funding to prevent a cut-off in construction as early as this summer.READ MORE: Frisco Memorial Girls' And Boys' Basketball Teams No Longer The New Kids On The Block
The legislation made public Monday night calls for $8 billion to keep the programs funded through December 18.
The measure is expected to be on the House floor later this week.READ MORE: Loophole In Federal Surprise Medical Bill Ban Leaves Patients At Risk Of High, Unexpected Ambulance Bills
The money to pay for the extension would come mostly from a series of changes to promote tax compliance. The bill also includes a $90 million tax cut for the producers of liquefied national gas and liquefied petroleum gas.
The House measure does not include a renewal of the Export-Import Bank, but a move along those lines is expected when the highway bill comes up in the Senate.
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