US House approves $286.5 billion highway bill

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WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $286.5 billion highway and transit construction bill on Friday as Congress neared an end to a two-year impasse with the White House over the cost of the legislation. House lawmakers voted, 412-8, to pass the six-year compromise measure. The Senate is expected to approve it later in the day and President George W. Bush is expected to sign the bill after threatening to veto it if lawmakers did not limit spending as ...

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