House Handily Passes $275B Highway Bill; Laden w/ Pork, Bill Exceeds Bush $256B Spending Cap

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The House vot­ed 357 to 65 to approve a $275B trans­porta­tion bill with the final ver­sion exceed­ing Pres­i­dent Bush’s $256B spend­ing lim­it. The bill funds new roads, inter­changes, bridges, bike paths, fer­ry ter­mi­nals and recre­ation­al trails.