U.S. Transportation Bill Expires on June 30, Sen. Durbin Interview

UNDATED (WIFR) -- Summer construction season could come to a halt by the start of next month and that means jobs will be idled in Illinois and across the country.

The current U.S. Transportation Bill expires on june 30th. The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan two year compromise by a vote of 74-22. According to Illinois Senator Dick Durbin that would save or create nearly 68,000 jobs in Illinois alone, however, U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner is refusing to bring that bill to the floor instead calling for a six month extension of the previous bill. It would be the 10th such extension and funding for the soon to be expired bill will run out in September.

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  • by Big Bopper Location: West End on Jun 14, 2012 at 09:18 PM
    Very typical lefty softball interview, way to challenge the Bohner charges. Why didn't you ask him why they don't just pass a budget?? I detect a house full of left of center folks at WIFR, gonna wheen myself from you!!!
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