U.S. Senators attack underfunded Bush highway bill

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Senators said on Tuesday the country's biggest transportation funding proposal, put forward last week by President George W. Bush's administration, was far too small. Echoing the disappointment of colleagues in the House of Representatives last week, both Republicans and Democrats told Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta the administration's six-year, $247 billion highway and transit initiative, dubbed SAFETEA, barely scratched the surface of what was ...

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