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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.

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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.

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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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