Bush administration opposes bigger highway bill

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By John Crawley WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Tuesday opposed efforts in the U.S. Senate to increase spending in a massive highway and transit construction bill, issuing a fresh veto threat as the chamber took up the measure. A policy statement by the White House budget office on the six-year spending blueprint restated threats by presidential aides to recommend a veto if the legislation exceeds the administration's net price tag of $284 billion. A bill ...

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