House debate on highway bill delayed

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor | Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives has pushed back the schedule for debating its five-year, $260 billion surface transportation proposal. Lawmakers began debating an oil and gas drilling proposal on Wednesday that accompanied the bill, HR7, but consideration of amendments and rules for the bill will wait until after the session resumes on Feb. 27.

Speaking of amendments, House lawmakers have filed 241 of them to date in hopes they will be accepted for debate. The Rules Committee will help make those determinations once the session resumes..

On the Senate side, lawmakers are considering a two-year, $109 billion transportation authorization bill. The bill number for that legislation is S1813.

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