Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed a re-authorization of the highway bill by a vote of 373–52. House Republicans had previously been blocking the package, holding up funding for 1.9 million transportation jobs. The bill also includes an extension of the student loan rates that will prevent them from doubling on Sunday. The legislation will now go to the Senate, where it’s likely to pass.
The Senate just approved the bill by a vote of 74–19.