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Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year bill that boosts highway spending, assures states of aid

from The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report

After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support.

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